Re: 'Chlidonias' Terns hawking over fields in Samford, SEQ

To: Tom Tarrant <>
Subject: Re: 'Chlidonias' Terns hawking over fields in Samford, SEQ
From: jilldening <>
Date: Wed, 05 Feb 2003 15:20:15 +1000
  Tom Tarrant  2/5/03 3:04 PM

> Hi Jill, Paul, Bob and all who are interested,
> The birds were in the same area this afternoon and their number has
> risen to 30-40, from your communications I am pretty sure that they are
> White-winged. Unfortunately it is not possible to enter the CSIRO fields
> (we were warned off last month when we saw the Brown Songlarks which
> incidentally, are still there at the moment!) but you can park on the
> roadside..... the birds were on the northern fields and some were
> perched on fences.

Thanks Tom. Not sure if it is common knowledge among birders, but in case it
isn't - White-winged Blacks commonly roost close together on overhead wires
like a cluster of woodswallows. I have seen it many times in the past at the
Ewan Maddock Dam at Landsborough in the hinterland of the Sunshine Coast,
Qld. I don't know if Whiskered Terns also do this.

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

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