Little Terns & Plovers nesting on beaches

Subject: Little Terns & Plovers nesting on beaches
From: "Peter Ewin" <>
Date: Thu, 15 Jan 2004 14:05:05 +1100
They'll just go out of their way to kill every nesting bird with sticks, cars, rocks, etc. Nesting shore birds are known to be vulnerable to disturbance. Until people become more interested in their own little world (or more educated) acts such as these will always happen. Otherwise much more money needs to spent to watch nesting locations, and that is highly unlikely.

To: "Mike Carter" <>
Subject: Re: [BIRDING-AUS] Little Terns & Plovers nesting on beaches
Date: Thu, 15 Jan 2004 13:20:12 +1100


I think we should develop some 'birders to general public' code:

Nesting Area's   = Snake infested Areas.

That should work!


"Mike Carter" <>
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15/01/2004 11:40 PM


[BIRDING-AUS] Little Terns & Plovers nesting on beaches

The destruction of eggs of beach nesting birds reminds me of a story I've
told before but its worth repeating.

A woman on her regular beach walk was advised by the local ranger that she
ought to proceed in another direction as she was about to tread on the
eggs in the nest of a Red-capped Plover. "Thankyou for your concern" she
responded, "but it's okay today because I'm wearing thongs"!

Mike Carter
30 Canadian Bay Road
Mt Eliza    VIC     3930
Ph:  (03) 9787 7136

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