Cyclone to hit Sydney overnight

To: "inger vandyke" <>, <>, <>
Subject: Cyclone to hit Sydney overnight
From: "Graham Buchan" <>
Date: Tue, 19 Jun 2007 20:27:02 +1000

I've just finished my exams - so tomorrow at 8am I'm off to Maroubra to meet 
Ray Gobbe - it will be very cold, quite wet and hopefully full of pelagic 

Ray and I saw a most unusual Spur-Winged Plover (Masked Lapwing) this pm at La 
Perouse. It was quite 'tame' and its normally white body feathering was a light 
brown shading to dark brown (imagine a hybrid with the sadly extinct Javanese 
Wattled Plover). In flight it looked like Spur-Winged Plover and this was 
confirmed when the bird eventually called. We couldn't work out why the bird 
was so brown - oil and Spur Winged Plovers are not usually synonymous.


Graham Buchan

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