Kangaroo Island - ANTARCTIC TERNS

To: "John Reidy" <>, "Birding-Aus" <>
Subject: Kangaroo Island - ANTARCTIC TERNS
From: "Mike Carter" <>
Date: Wed, 13 Sep 2006 18:11:24 +1000
Well John, at least two were there for a while yesterday. I received the
following note, in part copied below. Terry & Lyn also attached a photo.

"Two Antarctic Terns were
seen on the rocks below the viewing platform.  Both had flown off out to
sea by 10:15am, and had not returned by 11:45am.

Of note is that there were no terns roosting on the landward side of
Casuarina island.  A quite strong wind was blowing off  KI  from the NW
thus blowing onto the north-facing side of  the offshore islands. A
mixed flock of several hundred Crested and White-fronted Terns sheltered
on the rocks below us on the viewing platform.

Cheers and Best Regards. Terry & Lyn Gould"

Also note that you need to book the Ferry and be there 30 minutes before
departure. Their phone number is 13 13 01 or on the web
Good luck, get some pics so we can monitor plumage changes and let us know
how you get on.

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

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