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Subject: Boonooroo
From: "Chris Barnes" <>
Date: Fri, 2 Mar 2001 11:21:46 +1000
G'day all,
Just a brief wader report from Boonooroo, south of Maryborough, Qld. Went yesterday with Eric Zillmann & had the spectacle we never tire of.
Masses of Bar-tailed Godwit (1,800+), Grey-tailed Tattlers (1,200), Great Knot (200), Red Knot (4), Greater Sand-Plovers (220), Lesser Sand Plovers (40), Red-capped Plovers (46), Grey Plovers (50), Terek (60), Sharp-tailed (30) & Curlew Sandpipers (120), Greenshank (10), Whimbrel (7), Easter Curlew (50), Turnstone (30), Red-necked Stint (200), Pied Oystercatcher (42)  & a single Sanderling.
Particularly nice to see the Great Knot colouring up. Had 5 leg-flagged birds (3 tattlers & 2 Great Knot). Details have been sent to the ABBBS.
No luck picking up a dowitcher altho we looked! It's amazing how long they can keep their bills tucked into their backs.
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