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Great White Herons, Sightings


Great white Herons in a larger map

75 Christchurch/Akaroa Rd

9 Great White Herons feeding next to Lake Ellesmere. They seemed to be feeding on young eels.

Kaitorete Spit

2 White-winged Black Terns 56 Black Fronted Terns 6 Caspian Terns 42 White Fronted Terns 110 Banded Dotterel

Nesting Spur-winged Plovers, Reported by Jan Walker

A pair of Spur-wings are nesting already in the paddock down Kennedys Bush Rd , Halswell, that they used last year. It seems to get earlier and earlier. A few days ago I thought the sitting bird was a clump of liquefaction, but no, it is indeed a bird, with mate nearby.

There were 5 […]

Australian Wood Duck at Horseshoe Lake

Seen again Today!!!!

Bittern sightings Christchurch Reported By Andrew Crossland

3 bittern sightings in less than a week in the environs of Brooklands Lagoon have made me take stock of what a major turn of fortune the CHCH earthqukes have been for the local conservation of this species.

Elevated river levels (considered to be permanent) have flooded riparian margins all the way along the Styx […]

Australian Wood Duck at Horseshoe Lake, Reported by Grahame Bell

Hi, Thought you would like to know the Wood Duck was at Horseshoe Lake this morning. At the corner of Lake Terrace Rd and Lakewood Drive. Have a great Day Grahame Bell

Possible wood duck at Horseshoe Lake

I just got a text from one of my friends back in Christchurch that a couple of days ago he saw an unusual duck at Horseshoe Lake that matched the picture and description of a male Australian wood duck in Heather and Robertson. He went back yesterday with his camera to see if it was […]

Stax Mill Basin Reported by Andrew Crossland

1 Bittern seen.

Brooklands lagoon Reported by Andrew Crossland

NZ falcon