Australian Painted Snipe

Should be a great year for waterbirds so let's go for broke - 250 spp for 2011.

Moderator: Mick Atzeni

Post Reply
Pat McConnell
Posts: 162
Joined: Wed Jan 18, 2006 1:42 pm

Australian Painted Snipe

Post by Pat McConnell » Thu Nov 03, 2011 1:43 pm

An injured male Australian Painted Snipe was found in Greenwattle Street and Olive Booth was contacted to see if she could help. She and Kev & Kay Williams went and picked up the bird and took it to an animal carer. This is a great find for the local area and as far as I can remember it is the first record in the club area west of the range. Lets hope that it survives.

Pat McConnell
Posts: 162
Joined: Wed Jan 18, 2006 1:42 pm

Australian Painted Snipe

Post by Pat McConnell » Thu Nov 03, 2011 1:47 pm

The date for this sighting was 1 November 2011.

User avatar
Mick Atzeni
Posts: 1843
Joined: Sun Dec 11, 2005 9:08 pm

Post by Mick Atzeni » Fri Nov 04, 2011 10:29 pm

Pat

This is extraoordinary. What section of Greenwattle St? What were the circumstances? Any further news on the bird?

Mick
Michael Atzeni
7 Woden St, Murphys Creek 4352
Mob: 0499 395 485

gileas
Posts: 81
Joined: Mon Jan 18, 2010 10:31 pm
Location: Brisbane, QLD
Contact:

More Painted Snipes!

Post by gileas » Tue Nov 08, 2011 9:11 pm

Wow, what a great record (except for the bird, which I hope recovers!)

This has really been a red-letter year for Australian Painted Snipe, with individuals reported from all over the place. I think the individual count for the year for the whole country is well in excess of a hundred birds. I'm hoping some non-injured individuals show up in the Lockyer Valley again, so keep an eye out.

Cheers,
Chris Sanderson

Post Reply

Return to “The Challenge - 2011”