3 Australian Gull-billed Terns, Motueka Sandspit

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3 Australian Gull-billed Terns, Motueka Sandspit

Postby Michael Szabo » Tue May 28, 2024 2:28 pm

Jenny Edwards reports seeing these 3 Australian Gull-billed Terns together at Motueka Sandspit last Saturday with Nelson Regional Representative Mark Edwin Ayre, hanging out on the edge of a flock of godwits.
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Photo by Jenny Edwards.
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Photo by Jenny Edwards.
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Re: 3 Australian Gull-billed Terns, Motueka Sandspit

Postby BerndHuss » Mon Jun 03, 2024 10:01 am

All three Australian Terns were present yesterday, tirelessly flying up and down along the inner sandspit.

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Re: 3 Australian Gull-billed Terns, Motueka Sandspit

Postby NoahF » Mon Jun 03, 2024 3:25 pm

Three Aussie GB terns seen today from the shipwreck at Moteuka Quay, at low tide. Other birds of note were red knot and banded dotterel.
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Re: 3 Australian Gull-billed Terns, Motueka Sandspit

Postby Will Parsons » Wed Jun 12, 2024 11:07 pm

Saw 1 bird yesterday 11th June roosting alone.

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