First Common terns

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Subject: First Common terns
From: Jill Dening <>
Date: Sat, 14 Oct 2000 07:31:12 +1000
Hello everyone,

I know I must sound like a cracked record, but gee I get excited
about migration. I get more thrill out of the first migrants of the
season than out of a new bird.

Anyway, yesterday Barb Dickson & I did our usual tern survey on the
Caloundra sandbanks, and saw our first Common Terns of the season.
There were only three of them, but I think this is the first time I
have seen one here in breeding plumage.

No bands, no flags, but a shocker of a  north wind. The scopes were
shaking like leaves.


Jill Dening
Sunshine Coast, Qld
26º 51'    152º 56'

Ph (07) 5494 0994

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