Inland Dotterel

To: "Baus" <>
Subject: Inland Dotterel
From: "Graham Turner" <>
Date: Mon, 14 Nov 2005 15:19:32 +1100
G'day Birders,
                        this talk on Inland Dotterels is timely for me as I have just returned from a trip to western NSW where I saw my first Inland Dotterels. I saw a total of three birds (2 near Tilpa, one near White Cliffs, north western NSW). Discounting one bird which was a road kill, the other 2 were seen on the road at night. One was so keen to stay where it was that I had to get out and make it fly off the road.
    Fortunately for the two I saw alive we were travelling slowly looking for reptiles, so they had a chance, but I'm sure a lot get killed on the road. I didn't know if they were using the road for feeding etc, or if they were just crossing the road (one sealed,one unsealed).
I can only assume that these bird would be hard to see during the day, maybe seeing them on the road at night is they easier way to find them.
Graham Turner
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