Caloundra Sandbanks 9/11/00

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Subject: Caloundra Sandbanks 9/11/00
From: Jill Dening <>
Date: Fri, 10 Nov 2000 04:34:46 +1100
Hi All,

Report on the Caloundra sandbanks (SEQld) for yesterday, 9/11/00.

Of interest were the following:
  • 2 Common Terns with ORANGE leg flags
  • Low numbers of Crested Tern, now off breeding
  • Wide variety of plumage stages amongst Little Terns
  • No marked Little Terns - sorry, down south!



Tern, Caspian           3
Tern, Common            120     2 orange leg flags
Tern, Crested           20
Tern, Gull-billed             1
Tern, Little           631     only 1 seen in br pl
Tern, White-winged          102     incl 7 juvs
Tern spp                     25
Gull, Silver            63
Curlew, Eastern         11
Whimbrel                      12
Godwit, Bar-tailed              105
Sandpiper, Curlew               59
Greenshank              2
Sandpiper, Marsh                1
Sandpiper, Terek               5
Stint, Red-necked               5
Plover, Greater Sand    41
Plover, Lesser Sand             55
Plover, Red-capped              5
Plover, Pacific Golden  103    
Oystercatcher, Pied     2
Pelican, Australian             1
Cormorant, Pied         18
Cormorant, Little Black 3
Brahminy Kite           1       put up tern flock once
Osprey                  1       fishing successfully
Jill Dening
Sunshine Coast, Qld
26º 51'        152º 56'

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