Morcombe Guide

To: Russell Woodford <>, birding aus <>
Subject: Morcombe Guide
From: jilldening <>
Date: Sat, 15 Mar 2003 17:20:01 +1000
Russ, thanks for that. I have just seen something new to me. We see a lot of
White-winged Black Terns (Caloundra, SEQld), but I never see the behaviour
that is shown in motion on the website below. I went to update, terns, and
it took a while to load. However, there was a White-wing scooping food from
the sand. We only see them behaving as sea-terns, and not feeding at all
once they are inside the Pumicestone Passage. Fascinating. And a marvellous
site, and that's something coming from me, because I don't like the web - it
devours precious time.

I once spent a morning on the web trying (fumbling is a better way to
describe my searches) to find info about their nesting habits in the
northern hemisphere, and all I could come up with was the fact that they are
"wet nesters". I didn't find any pictures of nesting, though I found plenty
of other pics. Has anyone else ever found anything about them nesting?



  Russell Woodford  14/3/03 12:58 PM

> Michael Morcombe has set up a website to supplement his Field Guide - this
> is a fabulous innovation, as it allows updates, additions and corrections to
> the published book, as well as extra info and images for some problematic
> species.  The site is already set up, but is calling for comments and
> submissions, etc.
> Have a look for yourself  -I think it's a great idea overall.
Jill Dening
Sunshine Coast, Qld
26º 51'  152º 56'
Ph (07) 5494 0994

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