Manly Roost, Brisbane, Qld 111004

Subject: Manly Roost, Brisbane, Qld 111004
From: "Colin R" <>
Date: Mon, 11 Oct 2004 18:39:02 +1000
Manly, Qld, Wader roost ? 6.30 Mon 11.10.04

Visited the wader roost at Manly Boat Harbour, Moreton Bay, Qld early
this morning.
Wader numbers have increased dramatically since my last visit a month
Rough calculations ?
800 Bar-tailed Godwit,
300 Sharp-tailed Sandpipers
300 Red-necked Stints,
200 Grey-tailed Tattlers
200 Curlew
120 Great Knot
60 Whimbrel
40 Pacific Golden Plover
30 Black-tailed Godwit
30 Terek Sandpiper
30 Curlew Sandpiper
23 Little Terns
22 Pied Oystercatchers
20 Red-capped Dotterels
12 Greenshanks
10 Turnstones
I?ve probably underestimated numbers. Most of the birds were sleeping,
which made it difficult to ID or even count them accurately. Despite the
tide turning at 7.30 they remained in situ and very few flew off to
feed, before I flew off to work at 8.30?..

One of the Little Terns had a silver/metal band on it?s Lower Right Leg.
Don?t know who I shd report this to ? or if it?s worth reporting? It was
an adult in breeding plumage (most of the others were non-breeding, but
not immature.)
Please forward if you know who or where and let me know for the future

Thanks in advance.

  Colin Reid
So many birds, so little time...... 

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