Banded Stilts, Flinders Island.

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Subject: Banded Stilts, Flinders Island.
From: Liz Znidersic <>
Date: Sat, 3 Mar 2012 09:30:43 +1100

Hi all,
Approximately 2000 Banded Stilts were observed in the north-western bay of 
Logan Lagoon, Flinders Island  (55G 0610615 E 5553839 S) on 24th_25th February 
2012. They were observed roosting in a straight line approximately 10 birds 
deep, 100 metres offshore in shallow water. When feeding they moved as one 
group in an ever changing line, wading in the shallows 100-200 metres offshore. 
The flock was a mixture of adults in breeding and non-breeding plumage with 
some juveniles. No other wader species were seen in the flock.  In 2003, 
between 1000-3000 Banded stilts were also observed in this area, travelling 
between Cameron Inlet, Logan Lagoon and Adelaide Bay from approximately mid- 
January through till March-April. All other Tasmanian sightings of Banded 
Stilts have been in numbers less than 10.
Observers:  Liz Znidersic and Dr Sue Robinson (DPIPWE).
Kind regards,
Liz Znidersic
St Helens, Tas. 7216
Mobile 0409 123322


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