First Common terns
Jill Dening <>
Sat, 14 Oct 2000 07:31:12 +1000
I know I must sound like a cracked record, but gee I get excited
about migration. I get more thrill out of the first migrants of the
season than out of a new bird.
Anyway, yesterday Barb Dickson & I did our usual tern survey on the
Caloundra sandbanks, and saw our first Common Terns of the season.
There were only three of them, but I think this is the first time I
have seen one here in breeding plumage.
No bands, no flags, but a shocker of a north wind. The scopes were
shaking like leaves.
Sunshine Coast, Qld
26º 51' 152º 56'
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