Waders at Manly and Wynnum, Brisbane, QLD

Subject: Waders at Manly and Wynnum, Brisbane, QLD
From: Chris Sanderson <>
Date: Fri, 28 Aug 2009 12:10:36 +1000
Hi all,

I managed to get to the coast for some wader watching earlier in the week,
with significant sightings being 6 Red Knots and at least 15 Lesser Crested
Terns at Manly.  Smallish numbers of waders of quite a few species have
returned, and as a treat there were still 3 Double-banded Plovers in full
breeding regalia that will surely leave any day now.  The biggest surprise
of the day for me was there were no migratory shorebirds at the Wynnum wader
hide at the peak of the tide, despite it being quite a high one.  I've never
seen a complete lack of birds there before.  Had easy views of Collared
Kingfisher and Mangrove Gerygone along the boardwalk near the Wynnum hide.


Wader/Tern species seen on the day were:
3 Red-capped Plover (one doing broken wing display)
3 Double-banded Plover
15 Red-necked Stint
2 Sharp-tailed Sandpiper
1 Curlew Sandpiper
~20 Grey-tailed Tattler
6 Red Knot
~15 Great Knot
~200 Bar-tailed Godwit
8 Whimbrel
~30 Eastern Curlew
~20 Pied Oystercatcher
5 Black-winged Stilt
6 Crested Tern
15 Lesser Crested Tern
~20 Gull-billed Tern
10 Caspian Tern

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