Bird here RIGHT NOW! Yahoo!
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On 10/10/2010, at 8:57 AM, Paul G Dodd <> wrote:
> 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
> Sent from my iPhone
> 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,
>> -----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
>> 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