Waders at Manly and Wynnum, Brisbane, QLD

To: "Chris Sanderson" <>,
Subject: Waders at Manly and Wynnum, Brisbane, QLD
From: "Colin R" <>
Date: Fri, 28 Aug 2009 13:45:26 +1000
Hi Chris

Just out of curiosity - were you there at low or high tide? I only ask
becasue in my experience, the Lesser Crested Terns seemed to be there at
low, rather than high, tide and that might explain why there were 15, a
higher number than I remember hearing of before - I usually visit at
high, naturally, to get the best of the waders. Good to hear of the Red
Knots - last season we only saw the odd one or two. I wonder if they are
passing thru on their way south?


On Fri, 28 Aug 2009 12:10 +1000, "Chris Sanderson"
<> wrote:
> 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.
> Regards,
> Chris
> 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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