There’s a been a seasonal wreck of seabirds along CHCH beaches over the last 2 weeks. Phil Crutchley patrolled from the Waimakariri Rivermouth to Southshore spit tip on1/12 when the wreck was just starting and did a follow up patrol with Nial Mugan on 19 & 20/12, picking up birds that had come […]
47 golden plovers 20 turnstones 6 knot 7 Pectoral sandpiper
200+ Pied Stilt
I visited Kowai Rivermouth near Leithfield in North Canterbury today, wasn’t birding so can’t provide a full list, however of particular note was the presence of a group of Black Fronted-Dotterel 6 individuals.
Cheers, Dale McEntee Hurunui District Council
Just reporting a bronze phase Stewart Island Shag feeding along Katorete Spit – on the ocean side, approx. opposite the old tram bach near the spit tip.
Also a pale phase Arctic skua harrassing W/F Terns in the same area.
A 3 km beach patrol along that stretch of kaitorete Spit found 1 […]
51 S/W Plover
12 Pied Stilt
– disappointingly almost all water is gone, so a big decrease since last visit on 16/11 when 129 Pied Stilt, 2 SIPO, 84 S/W Plover present.
Black-fronted Dotterel still present at Seafield Lgn, Brooklands yesterday.
a pair of Crested Grebe + 3 young at Lake Roto Kahatu (near CHCH Int Airport) yesterday – a new breeding record. There’s also a pr + young at nearby Clearwater Golf Resort.
S/W Plover = 12 Pied Stilt = 89 B-Dott = 4
S/W Plover = 19 Pied Stilt = 23
1 Hudsoniangodwit still at estuary yesterday,