Unusual tern (?) at Kakadu Beach roost, Bribie Island, SEQ

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Subject: Unusual tern (?) at Kakadu Beach roost, Bribie Island, SEQ
From: jilldening <>
Date: Sun, 05 Jan 2003 14:32:50 +1000
Hello Everyone,

Sorry to be hitting the list so much today, but things are happening.

As there is a Laughing Gull at Bribie Is, SEQ, and there will be those who
will want to tick it, would any of you mind having a look at the Kakadu
Beach roost whilst you are there? I have just received a message from  a
Bribie resident who thinks there were three Black-naped Terns at the roost
yesterday. This would be unusual, but not impossible given the current
weather conditions. Most often, Gull-billed Terns are misidentified as
Black-naped Terns. However, Gull-billed Terns are frequent users of the
Kakadu Beach roost, and the person making the report shouldn't be confusing

This is not worth rushing out on a special trip, but if anyone is in the
vicinity, please do report what you find.

( I have had a number of reports of late that over a thousand Bar-tailed
Godwits  plus others have been using the artificial Kakadu Beach roost at
high tide. We still can't get Eastern Curlew to use it - they keep battling
to use the old roost despite all the earth moving equipment.)


Jill Dening
Sunshine Coast, Qld
26º 51'  152º 56'
Ph (07) 5494 0994

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