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Charlesworth Reserve

96 Pied stilt

24 White faced heron

26 bar-tailed Godwit

2 NZ Pipit

1 Bellbird

Estuary of the Avon and Heathcote Rivers

43 Banded Dotterals

6 kingfishers

Lake Hood, Ashburton (Reported by Erik Forsyth)

Hi all

I spent my lunch hour today at Lake Hood, Ashburton. Interesting species recorded were:

Pukeko – up to 70 birds in surrounding farm fields.

SIPO – a pair foraging on a grassy field, the first sighting of this species in nearly 3 months.

Black-fronted Dotterel – a high count of 13 birds feeding […]

Charlesworth Reserve (Reported by Niall Mugan)

Possible Gull Billed Tern.

The bird was first heard calling and was only seen flying away from me low over the ground. It was clearly a marsh tern species, but no real ID features were confirmed. I later listened to recording of Gull Billed Tern calls as this was my first hunch. The call was […]

New Brighton Pier

1 Artic skua