Semi-palmated Plover at Clonmel Is, Corner Inlet, Victoria

To: "Mike Carter" <>
Subject: Semi-palmated Plover at Clonmel Is, Corner Inlet, Victoria
From: Laurie Knight <>
Date: Thu, 1 Jul 2010 20:20:40 +1000
Presumably the BaTG have a higher proportion of overwinterers than most other migratory waders. It would be interesting to know if those are mostly individuals below breeding age or if more mature birds are sitting out the migration.


On 01/07/2010, at 6:57 PM, Mike Carter wrote:

Laurie, the relevant paragraph in the submission is:
'Other birds present, most of which were assumed to have assembled to roost at high tide were Black-faced Cormorant (7), Australian Pied Oystercatcher (120), Sooty Oystercatcher (105), Grey Plover (19), Red-capped Plover (30), Double-banded Plover (220), Greater Sand Plover (5), Hooded Plover (1), Bar-tailed Godwit (3,000), Eastern Curlew (1), Ruddy Turnstone (2), Red Knot (220), Sanderling (20), Red-necked Stint (250), Fairy Tern (19), Caspian Tern (1), Crested Tern (10), Pacific Gull (60) and Silver Gull (50+).' Whether these numbers are normal in winter I don't know but you could check this out with the AWSG.

Mike Carter
30 Canadian Bay Road
Mount Eliza  VIC 3930
Tel  (03) 9787 7136

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