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

To: jdening <>
Subject: White-winged Black Terns in breeding plumage, Noosa, Qld
Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2005 16:13:28 +1000

HI Jill,

There were about 60 or so at the WTP at Werribee Victoria over the past month. About 20 of them where in breeding or near breeding plumage. A spectacular bird!

I'm not sure if they have been sighted there this week or not, but perhaps they have flown up to join the group at Noose?



jdening <>
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29/04/2005 04:02 PM

[BIRDING-AUS] White-winged Black Terns in breeding plumage, Noosa, Qld

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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