Black-naped Terns mainland breeding site?

Subject: Black-naped Terns mainland breeding site?
From: "jon wren" <>
Date: Tue, 03 Mar 1998 19:56:57 PST
On Sunday March 1 Joh van Tieman, Camilla Wren and myself visited Cape 
Edgecumbe/Coral Beach Bowen, Queensland in search of nesting Black-naped 
Terns. Time 09.40 - 11.40. SE moderate breeze.
The tide on this particular day was one of the biggest for the season 
and it was pleasing to observe that the area where the BNTerns would 
have possibly nested was still high and dry. 
No breeding sites were observed in the area that proved most suitable 
but that is not to say that they hadn't been utilised earlier. I think 
the report I read was for January 1998.
Birds observed  Wandering Tattlers (breeding plumage)  2
                          Sooty Oystercatcher  2
                           Large Sand Plovers  34
                           Ruddy Turnstone  4
                           Pied Cormorant 38
                           Silver Gull 11
                            Crested Tern 64
                            Black-naped Tern 8 (2 juveniles)
                             Little Tern 3

Details recorded for the Qld Wader Study Group. Joh was pleased with his 
new bird the Wandering Tattler and we managed to pick up all 
distinguishing features plus two calls when one bird was in flight.
Jon Wren

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