Aleutian Terns Old Bar 15/01

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Subject: Aleutian Terns Old Bar 15/01
From: Alan Gillanders <>
Date: Mon, 15 Jan 2018 04:34:44 +0000
This morning one could have driven to the terns but the tide was a bit
high for me. I walked. There were five Aleutians on bank inland of the
fenced area and a little south. Opposite the end of the fence there were
eight more. When they all took off at7 am, crossing the bar out to sea,
they were joined by other terns at least some of which were Commons. I
could not see that any of the new terns were Aleutian but could not rule
that out. My on ground count was 13 Aleutian Terns.

Most of the Common Terns returned to the inlet and fished with pelicans,
a pied Cormorant and one human in a deeper gutter. Two Aleutians
returned and sat on the sandbar slightly north of the end of the beach
and were still there when I left in the pouring rain and 15*C.

When is it safe to visit southern Australia!? 34*C when I left Brisbane,
21*C when I arrived in Taree and 15*C, wet and windy this morning.
Fortunately the wind was not as strong as yesterday but still not pleasant.


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