To: "Birding-Aus (E-mail)" <>
Subject: PENRHYN ESTUARY - AM 10.10.06
From: "Graham Buchan" <>
Date: Tue, 10 Oct 2006 12:44:16 +1000

Down at Penrhyn this morning where I met Ray Gobbe. Rising to high tide, 
north-east breeze, cool on the sandspit:

Bar-tailed Godwit    29
Red Knot                8
White-Fronted Tern    2 (Ray saw 3 yesterday)
Crested Tern            49
Red-Necked Stint    18
P Golden Plover         6
Sharpies                3
Other terns            Nil

Birds flagged or banded

Same orange flagged Red Knot from Sunday
NEW RN Stint Orange over Green - right tibia; banded left tarsus

With Ray's help we got very good views of the regular WFTern. It has a distinct 
notch out of its lower mandible about half way along. The other WFT was an 

Cheers, Graham Buchan

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