Cairns esplanade

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Subject: Cairns esplanade
From: "Alan Gillanders" <>
Date: Fri, 14 Sep 2007 17:33:15 +1000
Had to go to Cairns this morning and while Maria was busy went to the Esplanade as one does! The tide was just right and the waders were in abundance.

3 Golden Plovers with varying amounts of black.
4 lesser Sand Plovers
2 Greater  "    "
20 Sharptailed Sandpipers
2 Terek             "
9 Black-tailed Godwits
13 Bar-t            "
~ 100 Great Knot
Many Red-necked Stints including birds in remnant breeding plumage and young birds
~ 40 Tattlers

also present on the mudflats were Royal Spoonbill
Aus. White Ibis
Gull-billed terns
Caspian Terns
3 sp Egret
White faced Heron
Silver Gull

In the trees behind were most of the usual suspects. In haste,
Alan Gillanders

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