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Avon & Heathcote Estuary Reported by Andrew Crossland

380+ Godwit,

80 VOC,

8 Banded-Dotteral,

16 Wrybill

Charlesworth Wetland Reported by Peter Langlands

Hi all Sighted a flock of 15 Wrybills at Charlesworth Wetland today. Largest flock I have ever sighted at estuary. Birds on southward migration now ?

Rgds Peter

Charlesworth Reserve

5 Wrybills 12 Bar-tailed Godwit 1 Kingfisher 1 NZ pipit

Barnett Park

1 Male Pheasant calling from the Pine trees

Lake Forsyth

1 Caspian Tern

Embankment Road Reported by Stephen Wratten

Colin Hill and i went in early afternoon from Embankment Road towards Greenpark. Yarr’s Reserve to the west had deep water so we avoided it-no wader habitat. We looked for overwintering Arctic waders or early arrivals. Then forecast was bad but it was sunny with a very light south-easterly. The last visit by us (with […]

Tui at Pages Road Reported By Maureen Paterson

Good Afternoon Niall; There have been beelbirds round South Shore, South Brighton and Aranui for years. When I was delivering Meals on Wheels yesterday in Aranui yesterday just before midday, I was listening to a bellbird singing his head off and I then realised that there was a tui as well singing his head off! […]

Male bellbird on Camellia flowers and female on Echium ?canariensis Reported by Jan Walker

In our garden yesterday in Halswell, chch, a female bellbird [nice to see] had a feed from the flowers of a tree Echium. I think it is native to the Canary Is and probably a noxious weed here. Silvereyes like it too.

Last Friday, 30th July, Sheila and I watched a Male bellbird working over […]

Colletts Road, Lake Ellesmere

1 Great White Heron 8 Mute Swans

Charlesworth Reserve

1 Cattle Egret

1 NZ Pipit