AGP spotting at Point Cook - beach or dune? (Peter Shute)

Subject: AGP spotting at Point Cook - beach or dune? (Peter Shute)
From: David Dickson <>
Date: Mon, 10 Mar 2014 10:10:25 +1100
Hello Peter'
Don't wait on the beach. I saw the AGP with 2 PGPs from the beach (see Eremea - 
Feb 27 Victorian sightings) but they flew off when I approached to within about 
50 metres. Another small flock of 6 PGP landed in the same spot (ie, at the 
rocks on the western-most point of the beach near the Point Cook homestead 
approx 4 hours after high tide) about 10 minutes later, but by this time I was 
standing with another 3 birders behind the foliage on the dune. 
Dave Dickson 

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> Date: Sun, 9 Mar 2014 06:06:18 +1100
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> I was there at the westernmost rocks between about 11 and 2 yesterday, but 
> not a single plover was seen. It's been pointed out to me that waiting on the 
> beach as we did instead of on the dune might cause them to feed elsewhere. 
> Several friends who saw it during the past week saw it from the dune.
> Any opinions? Every time I turn up there, there are others already set up on 
> the beach, so I can't see the point of waiting on the dune by myself.
> Peter Shute
> Sent from my iPad

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