Common Tern - Motueka Sandspit

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Steve Wood
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Common Tern - Motueka Sandspit

Postby Steve Wood » Sun Dec 22, 2019 12:54 pm

One Imm. bird at tip end this morning with White fronted Terns.
Common Tern (a) Imm - Mot sandspit. Dec. 2019 - Copy.jpg
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Adam C
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Re: Common Tern - Motueka Sandspit

Postby Adam C » Sun Dec 22, 2019 1:53 pm

That's it! I'm canceling Auzzie and going back to Riwaka this Xmas!
“Nobody grows old merely by living a number of years. We grow old by deserting our ideals. Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul.”

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Re: Common Tern - Motueka Sandspit

Postby andrewcrossland » Sun Dec 22, 2019 11:38 pm

Whats your connection to Riwaka Adam? I'm a native of Dehra Doon...............
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Re: Common Tern - Motueka Sandspit

Postby Adam C » Sun Dec 22, 2019 11:50 pm

Part of my wife's family moved up there several years ago Andrew and we've visited most Easters, Xmas's since. However really only last year (with my older sons sudden interest) I got back into birding in a big way. However we're in Melbourne from 2nd- 11th this year so staying put but seems a good year to be up there!
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Re: Common Tern - Motueka Sandspit

Postby wazzagonewild » Tue Dec 24, 2019 9:48 am

Only two Caspian terns at the end of the spit yesterday evening. Two whimbrel roosting with the godwits, knots and turnstones.

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