Hi Chris and Laurie
Thanks very much for the ID table Chris. There is an error though under
common tern, it states common tern can be differentiated from common tern by
voice(this is under common tern, heading some other features.
It had been raining very heavily here this afternoon but has fined up now
and I am about to head back to the port. Unusual birds for Broome others
mentioned to me were orange chat(I think it was orange, not crimson) and
black honeyeaters(3). What was good for me was the bridled tern, a tick and
very good views, roosting and flying. There were about 50 brown boobies
this arvo which in my experience here(which is not long) is a helluva lot
and some gannet/booby type bird I couldn't identify as it flew away from me.
So, as they say it is an ill will that blows no-one any good and we
certainly needed the rain.
Thanks again Chris.
2009/12/21 Chris Gregory <>
> Hi Gary
> Birds Queensland has a useful chart of terns for id purposes. Not sure it's
> exhaustive but I've found it very handy. Check their website or try this
> Cheers and good luck with the terns in the cyclone.
> Chris Gregory
> 2009/12/21 L&L Knight <>
> How's the weather in Broome today, Gary? I see that my namesake has
>> regained its strength and is bearing down on the Eighty Mile Beach area [see
>> http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDW60281.shtml]. Is it bringing some
>> interesting birds into the neighbourhood?
>> Regards, Laurie.
>> On 21/12/2009, at 3:57 PM, Gary Wright wrote:
>>> I am wondering if anyone has an ID table for terns. I am slowly winning
>>> them, but still a long way to go. Bridled tern was pointed out to me
>>> at Broome and whilst it is one of the distinctive birds(very striking in
>>> fact) it was good to see. I went back later in the day (Broome Port) and
>>> had good views of them roosting and flying. It is the others which are
>>> more differentiated by smudges of black somewhere or other that I need
>>> help with!
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