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Broad-billed Sandpiper

Just putting this one up as a record shot.

A few years ago there was a report of Broad-billed Sandpipers at the Port Of Brisbane artificial wader roost so I went to see what all the fuss was about. There must have been about 20 birds I think amongst the other sandpipers and stints.

Everything is a long way off at the roost so this is a large crop. One of the birds was kind enough to show the dark central line through the rump, another diagnostic feature.

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Taken on March 18, 2014