White-winged Black Terns in breeding plumage, Noosa, Qld

Subject: White-winged Black Terns in breeding plumage, Noosa, Qld
From: jdening <>
Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2005 16:02:09 +1000
Hi Everyone,

Just resubscribed after a long break, and wondered if anyone might be 
interested catching a view of the White-winged Black Terns in the Noosa 
estuary. They are about to migrate to the northern hemisphere, and are there in 
good numbers, with fabulous full black breeding plumage. I watched them 
arriving for their night roost last night from Gympie Terrace, Noosaville. They 
were gathering on the sandbanks just across the channel from the caravan park. 
There were several thousand last night, including also Common Terns. You need a 
scope for good viewing, but it's a trip worth doing to see the White-wings 
looking so great.


Jill Dening
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