Birding-Aus Digest, Vol 109, Issue 5

Not sure if this helps but, around 2011/12 I saw the Aust Painted Snipe at Newey reservoir in Cobar, right next to a Painted Honeyeater which was in the tree to the right of it…
I’ve been back many times since to the same spot and it’s never been there…

Kirri 👍🏼

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> 1. Re: Australian Painted-snipe again (Tony Russell)
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> Date: Mon, 21 Nov 2022 19:22:44 +1030
> From: Tony Russell < pratincole08@gmail.com>
> To: Geoffrey Dabb <
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> Subject: Re: [Birding-Aus] Australian Painted-snipe again
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> We have records of pq in 1997 2008 2011 2017 in adelaide area..
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>> On Mon, 21 Nov 2022, 15:12 Tony Russell, <
pratincole08@gmail.com> wrote:
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>> 2 more from SA will advise
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>>> On Mon, 21 Nov 2022, 14:53 Tony Russell, <
pratincole08@gmail.com> wrote:
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>>> Had one at Goolwa SA many years ago
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>>>> On Mon, 21 Nov 2022, 14:25 Geoffrey Dabb, <
gdabb@iinet.net.au> wrote:
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>>>> Earlier, I circulated a request for information about sightings of this
>>>> elusive species. A serious monitoring project is now planned, and in
>>>> connection with this Matt Herring has suggested I circulate the below link
>>>> about it to this forum ?
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chuffed.org/project/paintedsnipe
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>>>> The movements of this endemic species are certainly a mystery. I
>>>> remember being at Western Treatment Plant in 2008 when I was told one was
>>>> at Edithvale Wetlands, so I made a quick visit there where I was able to
>>>> see it from the car park. (I even wrote a poem about it in which ?typha?
>>>> provided a convenient rhyme with ?lifer?.) Small numbers occasionally turn
>>>> up in Canberra, at Kelly Swamp, a local wetland only about 3km in a
>>>> straight line from the national parliament where important matters are
>>>> being discussed right now. This made me consult eBird to check on other
>>>> cities, and the species seems to have an unexpected preference for urban
>>>> locations. Brisbane (City Botanic Gardens) 1976, Melbourne (Royal Park) Nov
>>>> 2011, Sydney (Olympic Park) Oct/Nov 2011, 2012. There are very few reports
>>>> from WA, but small numbers have ben recorded around Perth, including a
>>>> couple seen Perth airport, Aug 2011. Seems to have been a dispersion event
>>>> around 2011. Worryingly, not much that?s very recent (except Canberra,
>>>> relatively speaking a ?hotspot?) but eBird has a great photo of 4 females
>>>> in 2017 in the Adelaide suburb of ?City of Charles Sturt?.
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>>>> Geoffrey
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