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Subject: PENRHYN ESTUARY - PM 26.9.06
From: "Graham Buchan" <>
Date: Tue, 26 Sep 2006 18:10:58 +1000
Still no Golden Plovers - so I can only assume they've moved off down the coast.

14 RN Stint
1 Grey Plover (now there for 2 days in a row)
5 BT Godwits
6 Red-Capped Plover
2 Royal Spoonbill
4 Crested Tern (1 juv)
1 Whiskered Tern (adult breeding plumage)
26 Sharpies

The Whiskered Tern was chasing the Crested Terns quite aggressively then 
settled down on the bay side of the spit. Very handsome bird.

On AGPs, I am trying to get hold of data for both PGP and AGP from Johnson & 
Johnson on wing length v body length as the primary tip to carpal length was 
10% longer for the subject bird whilst the body length was the same. It would 
be difficult to imagine that BARC would find the submission acceptable 
currently (unless by some miracle the bird turns up and a faecal sample is 
taken for DNA analysis) as the id is very difficult and has to be 'beyond 
reasonable doubt'. Hopefully, the data and the measurements from the flight 
photos may be convincing.



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