Saturday, December 24, 2005

Tern returns?

Bill and Els saw what they thought was a marsh tern as they drove along Sharkpoint Road (northern side of the Orielton Lagoon), flying up the valley from the direction of the sewage ponds. Investigating further, they found a tern flying back and forth over the pond on the northern side of Brinktop Rd. which they identified as a White-winged (Black) Tern in non breeding plumage. They speculate that it may be the same one seen in November at Barilla Bay.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

We shall have to go for a bit of a drive over Christmas/New Year for a look, as we'd still love to see the tern. Any updates on where it's been spotted would ba appreciated.

A Happy and Holy Christmas to all.

John & Shirley Tongue