Pratincole update

Subject: Pratincole update
From: (Russell Woodford)
Date: Mon, 28 Apr 2003 13:04:21 +1000
The Pratincoles were in their usual spot (see several earlier messages) late 
yesterday afternoon (Sun 27 April) at Austin Rd, Western Treatment Plant.  They 
were even less inclinced to move than on Saturday, and we saw little preening 
or anything else - except for two stunning birds!

Didn't locate the Northern Shoveler - it certainly wasn't on the southern side 
or middle of the large northern lagoon.  By the way, is it a male that's been 

Other ducks present:

Pacific Black Duck
Chestnut & Grey Teal
Blue-billed Duck
Pink-eared Duck
Freckled Duck
Aust Shoveler

Also near the pratincoles, as on Saturday, several Black-winged stilts, one 
with an orange leg-flag.

Russell Woodford

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