Little Tern breeding on the Central Coast, NSW

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Subject: Little Tern breeding on the Central Coast, NSW
From: "Trevor Quested" <>
Date: Sun, 3 Dec 2000 07:25:43 +1100
I went yesterday to Karagi Point, North Entrance with Peter Clifford, Bruce
Hulbert & Margaret Gillies to see about 10 pairs of Little Tern breeding. I
understand that local birders Don & Fay first noticed them on Sunday 12th
November and the area was fenced by Wyong Council on 21st November. Outside
the fenced area on the beach edge we counted another 100+ Little Terns about
90% in non-breeding plumage.  There were also some Common Tern, Crested Tern
and Red-capped Plovers (which had chicks and they are SO cute when they

Let's hope these Little Terns successfully breed.  They are nesting quite
high (say a 1.2 metres above the water) so high tides won't be a problem,
and seem to be away from the local recreation. We met Sheila & Brian Roberts
taking their shift at guarding the birds.

Trevor Quested

Sydney,  Australia

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