A question for Sunshine Coast birders............ are you seeing any
migratory terns right now anywhere in the region?
Last month, only 2 weeks ago, I did a survey of the Noosa sandbanks, and
came away with more than 600 migrants, overwhelmingly Common Terns, with
the odd Little Tern thrown in. Most of the numbers came with the evening
arrivals from the sea.
Yesterday I did the same survey, and not a sausage. No migrants. Neither
on the sandbanks during the day, nor in the evening arrivals from sea. I
was surprised to see a whole group disappear at this time of year. Last
year we had migrant terns through the whole winter. In the space of two
weeks all the birds have disappeared, presumably following food.
Yesterday, as two weeks ago, there were several hundred Crested Terns
Is anyone on the Sunshine Coast seeing migratory terns, particularly
Just curious.......... as usual. Oh, we did have something interesting -
a dingo/wild dog on the north spit as evening fell. Second time seen,
last time a different animal, but it was some time back.
Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia
26° 51' 41"S 152° 56' 00"E
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