Moreton Bay wader roosts - Brisbane Qld

Subject: Moreton Bay wader roosts - Brisbane Qld
From: "Colin R" <>
Date: Fri, 22 Oct 2004 17:40:35 +1000
Wednesday 20.10.04
Visited the Manly and North Wynnum wader roosts on Wednesday before and
over high tide... 

Manly - raining while there, lot of birds asleep despite being on site
2.5 hrs before high tide, most birds already at roost. Difficult to
count, nos probably under estimated..
53 Pied Oystercatchers
10 Golden Plover
15 Red-capped Plover
200 Lesser Sand Plover
1500 Bar-tailed Godwit - one with Green flag - upper R leg, reported
100 Whimbrel
130 Curlew
15 Greenshank
60 Terek Sandpiper
350 Grey-tailed Tattlers
20 Turnstone
300 Great Knot
30 Red Knot
600 Red-necked Stint
50 Sharp-tailed Sandpiper
10 Curlew Sandpiper
6 Little Tern

Wynnum North - checked gulls on way - approx 120 Silver Gulls along
2 Intermediate Egret
14 Royal Spoonbills
30 Black-winged Stilt
114 Black-tailed Godwit
100 Bar-tailed Godwit
150 Whimbrel
50 Curlew
12 Marsh Sandpiper
2 Greenshank
5 Red Knot
50 Sharp-tailed Sandpiper

In the flock of Sharpies as they flew around there was an unidentified
'rump'. I was unable to re-locate any different bird when the flock
re-landed, but would be worth keeping an eye out for if anyone is
visiting the spot. 

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

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