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|From:||Martin Butterfield <>|
|Date:||Sat, 10 Dec 2016 03:02:15 +0000|
Myself and a neighbour, Garry, visited a marsh on private property on the Hoskinstown Plain this morning to assess the Whiskered Tern situation. The birds have been seen there for a while and Garry saw some yesterday carrying grass to sites in the reeds, possibly nest building.
Today we made a conservative estimate of 10 nest sites and at least 40 birds in total.
From research to date (thank you Michel Lenz) this appears to be the first breeding record of the species in the COG AOI since 1963.
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