White Tern at Quilpie sw Qld?

Subject: White Tern at Quilpie sw Qld?
From: "Elizabeth Shaw" <>
Date: Sat, 21 Apr 2007 20:23:09 +1000
Hi all,
On Thursday I was taken to Lake Hourdiman (26 degrees35.16's, 
144degrees18.50') about 5 km east of Quilpie for a brief morning tea break 
en route elsewhere.  While sitting under the requisite Coolibah Tree one of 
the children I was with, using my binoculars, commented that she saw a 'sea 
gull'.  I looked and from a distance it certainly looked like a very white 
Silver Gull, but the flight was more like that of a tern. It briefly flew 
much closer to us and I could see it was all white with a sharp black beak 
and black eye.  On checking the books all I could think it was would be a 
White Tern, but way out of range. Has anyone else seen this bird?  Is there 
anyone else in the area who could check and offer a second opinion?
Elizabeth Shaw
Currently at Cooma Station, 
sw Queensland

To unsubscribe from this mailing list, 
send the message:
(in the body of the message, with no Subject line)

<Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread>

The University of NSW School of Computer and Engineering takes no responsibility for the contents of this archive. It is purely a compilation of material sent by many people to the birding-aus mailing list. It has not been checked for accuracy nor its content verified in any way. If you wish to get material removed from the archive or have other queries about the archive e-mail Andrew Taylor at this address: andrewt@cse.unsw.EDU.AU