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Red Knot at Jervis Bay National Park

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Calidris canutus at Jervis Bay National Park - 8 Dec 2018
Calidris canutus at Jervis Bay National Park - 8 Dec 2018

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Author's notes

12 birds in one group. Sorry for the low quality as they were quite far. We were on holiday from Canberra and have no experience in shore birds ID. We tried out best guess :)

4 comments

   11 Dec 2018
Sorry these look more like the Red Knot
   12 Dec 2018
Thank you, Charles. My other guesses were Red Knot and Great Knot from the field guide. The reason I did not choose knot was because the birds seemed to have longer beak than knots. However, tattlers seem to be on the rock and shore more than in the water and body seem to be longer in proportion than the birds I saw. Bird ID on the coast is hard for me but it was a good challenge.
   12 Dec 2018
yes not very common down this way although you do see the odd one know and then sometimes where the ferry crosses over to Comerong Island on rocks. Just a quick look at your pic, you could have one Great Knot amongst them but would need a better look at the photo.
   13 Dec 2018
Thank you for your additional comment. I hope that I have a chance to take better photos next time!

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Pelecanus conspicillatus (Australian Pelican) at Jervis Bay National Park - 22 Jan 2019 by Charles Dove
Calidris (Erolia) acuminata (Sharp-tailed Sandpiper) at Jervis Bay National Park - 18 Oct 2018 by Charles Dove
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Himantopus himantopus (White-head Stilt) at Jervis Bay National Park - 23 Mar 2016 by Charles Dove
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  • Not Sensitive
  • Very Rare / Threatened
  • Non-Invasive

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