Arctic Terns at Mordialloc, Victoria -

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Subject: Arctic Terns at Mordialloc, Victoria -
From: Paul G Dodd <>
Date: Sun, 10 Oct 2010 08:57:08 +1100
The bird was seen and  photographed between 7:00am and 7:30am today by 4 
observers, but still not by Ruth and I :( We arrived at 7:32am. The beach will 
be busy today because of fine weather.

Paul Dodd
Docklands, Victoria

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On 09/10/2010, at 10:11 PM, "Paul G Dodd" <> wrote:

> Thanks Mike. When I spoke to Nicole at 8:45am she told me that she'd seen
> the bird at 8:15 and photographed it. She showed me the photo on the back of
> her camera and I said that I didn't think it was the Arctic Tern - and my
> impression was that it was a Common Tern. Unfortunately I didn't see a good
> blown-up version of the image, just the preview in the back of the camera. I
> got her to blow up the head for me, and I couldn't see the "black tonsure"
> which was clear in the photos and video that Simon Mustoe took yesterday.
> So in short, it would seem that no-one saw the Arctic Tern today. Ruth and I
> will be back tomorrow early in the morning, and we'll give it another go.
> Given the perfect weather today, there was a large number of people on the
> beach today, including a girls' beach volleyball tournament this morning!
> Any birds that were on the beach today, were soon flushed by kids and dogs.
> All the best,
> Paul
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mike Carter 
> Sent: Saturday, 9 October 2010 9:54 PM
> To: Paul G Dodd
> Cc: BIRDING-AUS; Bill Ramsay; Jeff Davies; Danny Rogers; Andrew & Sarah
> Silcocks
> Subject: Re: [Birding-Aus] Arctic Terns at Mordialloc, Victoria -
> Paul, are sure that the bird seen at 8.15 today was an Arctic Tern? I ask 
> that because Nicole Brooker has sent photos of an adult Common Tern she 
> photographed there at 8.30. With both species there this will test the ID 
> skills of many! Can anyone confirm that Arctic Tern was seen there today?
> Mike Carter
> 30 Canadian Bay Road
> Mount Eliza  VIC 3930
> Tel  (03) 9787 7136

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