Fwd: Re Lady Elliot Is

Subject: Fwd: Re Lady Elliot Is
Date: Tue, 11 Mar 2014 12:32:47 +1100
Thank you to Malcolm and all those who replied to my RFI.  I took your advice 
and stayed for two nights and 
had the best part of three days.  Was wonderful.  Had no idea the Noddies, 
Buff-banded Rails, Ruddy 
Turnstones, Bridled Terns and Wedge-tailed Shearwaters ( over 200 came in after 
dark each night and left 
before dawn - but called all night) were so prolific. As there was no 
Activities person who was a dedicated birder 
there when I was there (5 - 7 March) I found my own way around over 2 days, met 
Gary who told me the terns 
which were dive bombing me were Black - naped, and got some information from 
Fabrice, a specialist on Manta 
Rays.  Also saw the Silvereye, Pacific Golden Plovers in various stages of 
breeding plumage, numerous Crested 
Terns (adults and juvs), both morphs of Eastern Reef Egret, Sooty Oyster 
Catchers, 2 Wandering Tattlers, a 
Whimbrel, and the Greater and Lesser Frigatebirds.   a Red-tailed Tropicbird 
was sitting on its nest.  A great 
experience - it's good to know the hot spots though.  Was also told that lots 
of birds fly in at sunset near Coral 
Gardens but I missed this.

Joan Wharton
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