Tui monitoring has kicked off again, and we’re off to a very good start – just yesterday, after many hours of searching, monitors Steve and Ursula found an active tui nest at Otanerito. Although it is not possible to see into the nest, evidence points to it being early in the nestling stage; […]
There was a strong, cold south-easterly wind mid-morning when Colin Hill and I went from Yarr’s Reserve in the west to Greenpark Sands in the east South-west drizzle had started by the time we finished around 2 pm.
Bar-tailed Godwit 134 -no bands or flags seen but conditions poor (interestingly, we had 132 on Oct […]
628 Black Swan 803 Canada Goose 5 Feral Goose 269 Paradise Shelduck 325 Mallard/Grey Duck 4596 NZ Shoveler 2523 Grey Teal 4289 NZ Scaup 5 Australasian Coot 167 Pukeko 396 Black-backed Gull 17 Royal Spoonbill 6 Harrier
Hello all, The NEXT MEETING is in the usual place, Doc office at Sockburn at 7.30pm next Monday. Richard is a perennially popular speaker and always produces important and informative ghround-breaking talks. Don’t miss this one. The last 4 days have been a whirl of birdy doings [literally in places] and you might like to […]
The 2 teal species found at Travis are Grey teal and Brown teal.
The only Chestnut teal confirmed in canty was a male at the Kowai Rivermouth about 15 yrs ago.
I see what you mean about “chestnutty looking” with this bird, but have always understood that the brownish bits of the face of female […]
POSSABLE SIGHTING OF 2 BROLGA
5 crested grebes at bird hide
Spent two hours here this morning, some of it with kate Roughan, Ecan ranger in charge of birds for the waimak.
sheila and i thought there were 1000 to 1500 Blackbilled gulls in 2 colonies close together, 750 or so in the one upstream which is at a higher elevation and likely to […]
1 kingfisher 22 godwits 3 spoonbills