Re: Wader numbers

Subject: Re: Wader numbers
From: "Frank O'Connor" <>
Date: Sun, 29 Mar 1998 22:53:11 +0800
At 15:42 24/03/98 +1100, Hugo Phillips wrote:
>86 is a respectable flock of oycs, but not a record.  HANZAB (Vol.2) says
>that flocks of c.100 Pied Oystercatchers can occur outside the breeding
>season, with a flock of 300 recorded once at Corner Inlet (VIC) by Clive
>Minton.  A flock of 120 Sooty Oystercatchers has been recorded in the same
>area.  I have memories of a single cannon-net catch of c.70 Sooties there.

I have just spent a week in Brisbane and saw my largest flocks of Pied
Oystercatchers :

Manly Boat Harbour (123)
Fisherman's Island (167)

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