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Sunday, November 5, 2017

NONBREEDING RED-NECKED STINT, WESTERN TREATMENT PLANT, WERRIBEE, VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA

   We can ID this sandpiper as a nonbreeding Red-necked Stint by its short straight black bill, dark legs, pale grey-brown above, off-white below and dorsal feathers with dark shafts and pale fringes.  The Red-necked Stilton in the first photo still has some of the rufous color towards the rear of the breeding bird.
   The Red-necked Stilt is a new species to our Photographic Life List, which now stands at 664.