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Subject: Oystercatchers
From: Robert Hamilton <>
Date: Sat, 20 Feb 2016 10:27:05 +0000
Hi Kirri,

That is not too unusual for The Neck beach. You can see even larger numbers, at 
times,  at Ralph's Bay.


Rob Hamilton

On 20/02/2016, at 6:55 PM, Kirri Neways wrote:

> Today on Bruny Island/Tassie, about 8am, I was walking along the beach at 
> 'The neck' campground and looked ahead to see a large group of black birds...
> As I got closer, I realised they were a large group of Pied Oystercatcher and 
> Sooty Oystercatcher together.
> I counted AT LEAST 100
> Any ideas as to why they are in such large numbers? Anyone else seen this?
> I've only ever seen 2-4 at a time in a group in the past
> Kirri
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