Inland Dotterel

To: "Baus" <>
Subject: Inland Dotterel
From: knightl <>
Date: Mon, 14 Nov 2005 14:40:34 +1000
On a trip through the Lake Eyre Basin, I saw three groups of inland
dotterels, all on the one day, in the vicinity of Lake Eyre. I flushed one group while driving into Lake Eyre North, came across another
nesting on a "walkway" out into the Lake, and saw a family with
juveniles as I was starting to drive back.  Perhaps I was lucky, or
there was some environmental factor that made them stand out ...

Regards, Laurie.

On Monday, November 14, 2005, at 02:19  PM, Graham Turner wrote:

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
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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