Double-banded Plover, Manly, QLD

To: "birding aus" <>
Subject: Double-banded Plover, Manly, QLD
From: "Steve McBride" <>
Date: Sun, 28 Feb 2010 21:27:26 +1100
We had a single Double-banded Plover in Ballina NSW, throughout the
07/08 spring/summer season. Non-breeding/imm plumage.

This season, I got my first one in Ballina today. Non-breeding/imm


-----Original Message-----
 On Behalf Of Alan McBride
Sent: Sunday, 28 February 2010 8:09 PM
To: Chris Sanderson
Cc: Birding-Aus (Forum)
Subject: Double-banded Plover, Manly, QLD

I always used to expect them at Long Reef on Sydney's northern beaches
around or just after Australia Day weekend for their annual visit.

Suspect they're a week or so later this year and last couple of years
from what I remember. Probably non-breeders first. Don't know I've ever
seen an over-summering (!) one?


Alan McBride, MBO.

Photojournalist | Traveller |  Writer | Birding Guide +
Member:     International Travel Writers & Photographers Alliance
                        National Association of Independent Writers &
                        American Writers & Artists Inc.
                        Travelwriters . com

Good planets are hard to find; until we do, please, be green and read
from the screen

Tel:                + 61 419 414 860
Fax:              + 61 2 9973 2306
Skype:             mcbird101

P O Box 190 | Newport Beach | NSW 2106 | Australia

This e-mail and any files transmitted with it, are confidential and
intended solely for the use of the individual or entity to which they
are addressed. If you have received this e-mail in error please notify
the sender. This e-mail is also subject to copyright. No part of it
should be reproduced, adapted or transmitted without the prior written
consent of the copyright owner.


On 28/02/2010, at 20:01 , Chris Sanderson wrote:

Thanks Jill,

I didn't know they could get here so early.  The fact that it was in
completely non-breeding, non-juvenile plumage leads me to believe it's
probably a non-breeding adult that decided to hop the Tasman early.
Glad to
have confirmation that theory could be correct.


On Sun, Feb 28, 2010 at 6:53 PM, Jill Dening <>

> Chris, the Double-banded Plover sighting is normal for this time of
> It hasn't stayed here. I had one on my last Noosa survey on Feb 16.
> are always a few early arrivals.
> Cheers,
> Jill
> Jill Dening
> Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia
> 26° 51' 41"S  152° 56' 00"E
> Chris Sanderson wrote:
> Hi all,
> Took advantage of a huge tide today to head out looking for
> Bird numbers were at an all-time high with many thousands of birds at
> Manly roost.  The standout bird was a single Double-banded Plover in
> non-breeding plumage.  Not sure if this is an early arrival or an
> over-summering bird that hadn't been detected til now but either way
it is a
> pretty good bird for February.  Two Grey Plovers, and a host of birds
> stunning breeding plumage made this a great morning.
> Regards,
> Chris

To unsubscribe from this mailing list,
send the message:
(in the body of the message, with no Subject line)

To unsubscribe from this mailing list,
send the message:
(in the body of the message, with no Subject line)
<Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread>

The University of NSW School of Computer and Engineering takes no responsibility for the contents of this archive. It is purely a compilation of material sent by many people to the birding-aus mailing list. It has not been checked for accuracy nor its content verified in any way. If you wish to get material removed from the archive or have other queries about the archive e-mail Andrew Taylor at this address: andrewt@cse.unsw.EDU.AU