Double-banded Plover

To: Judith Hoyle <>
Subject: Double-banded Plover
From: L&L Knight <>
Date: Mon, 7 Apr 2008 06:43:11 +1000
G'day Judith

I was at Manly for the high tide on Sat morning - it was a fairly high tide, so there were about 1000 birds present. Many of the stints are colouring up, the many of golden plovers are getting close to full breeding plumage and many sand plovers are quite red. I only saw a couple of Curlew Sands, but one of them was extremely red. As for the terns, Gull-billed were also there. I also saw four other birders there, including a party of three who looked like they were doing a wader count.

Regards, Laurie.

On 06/04/2008, at 10:06 AM, Judith Hoyle wrote:
Hi Birding-Ausers,

On a whim we went to the Manly high tide roost yesterday well past high tide so did not see the usual numbers of waders. No cosmic rarities I'm afraid, but did see a single Double-banded Plover (non- breeding) in the first scrape on the way in - it flew off with a few Red-necked Stints, but would think it would come back with the next high tide. Also had great views of Lesser Sand Plover and Pacific Golden Plover in full breeding plumage and there were a few Little Tern and Lesser-crested Tern present, too. Not a wasted trip after all!



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