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Ashburton River Mouth (Reported by Erik Forsyth)

3 Australian Gannet- diving just offshore

11 SIPO 12 Black-fronted Dotterls- a high number wintering here

Ashburton River Mouth (Reported by Erik Forsyth)

3 Australian Gannet- diving just offshore 11 SIPO 12 Black-fronted Dotterls- a high number wintering here

Misty Peak Reserve

TUI A banded Tui sighting in Misty Peak Reserve yesterday – the 1st record of the Hinewai Birds at Misty Peak ( a CHCH City Council reserve 2 ridges over from the release site)

Ahuriri Lagoon (Reported by Andrew Crossland)

A big influx of waterbirds into Ahuriri lagoon (Motukarara – inland from Lake Ellesmere), total of 10,171 birds, comprising…… 8 Black Cormorant 174 Black Swan 32 Canada Goose 247 Paradise Shelduck 106 Mallard/Grey Duck 6070 Grey Teal 42 NZ Shoveler 5 Pukeko 6 Harrier 550 Pied Stilt 1 Hybrid Stilt (F node) 80 Spur-winged […]

Ataahua, Lake Ellesmere (Reported By Andew Crossland)

1 Juv Otago provenance Stewart island Shag sitting on the roadside.

Lake Ellesmere (Reported by Andrew Crossland)

juv Bronze phase Stewart Island Shag

Victoria park (Reported by Phil Crutchley)

4 Eastern Rosellas Probably escapes/released

Lake Ellesmere Little River/Okuti Valley (reported by Erik Forsyth)

Great Crested Grebe- a singleton close to shore at Ataahua White Heron (Great White Egret) – Singleton seen at Ataahua Swamp Harrier- 7 at Lake Ellesmere, 2 Little River and 2 hunting the plateau at Manaia. NZ Pigeon- 6 birds sitting quietly in gum trees along the Little River/Okuti Valley 3 Bellbird 6 Grey […]

Lake Ellesmere, Little River (reported by Erik Forsyth)

1 White Heron (Great White Egret) – Singleton seen at Ataahua, Lake Ellesmere – 1 White Heron (Great White Egret) Little River

New Brighton Pier

8 Black-fronted Terns 56 White-fronted Terns 1 Australasian Gannet