Its an invasion – 5 mins after reading Igor’s posting on the “Aussie birds at Lake Ellesmere” topic I had a joke with Phil Crutchley that I’d find one at Brooklands Lagoon, north of Christchurch, on my monthly waterbird survey this afternoon. I was wrong – I didn’t find one, I found two! One in […]
Just reporting that Phil Crutchley, Niall Mugan and Scott Butcher were at Kaitorete Spit Tip, Lake Ellesmere today and picked up a nice assemblage of arctic waders (1 RN Stint, 1 Curlew Sand, 1 knot, 13 Turnstone, as well as 6 Wrybill – but they had a great group of terns (56 species!) – 91 […]
1 Gull-billed Tern (almost certainly the bird found by Steve Wratten and Colin Hill) 4 Intermediate Egrets, all in one group 1 Cape Barren Goose
The Cape Barren Goose was near the eastern fence (straight on if you park at the end of Embankment Road) The other Aussies were the other side of the western […]
53 Variable Oystercatcher 195 South Island Pied Oystercatcher 9 Pied Stilt 58 Spur Winged Plover
Recent falcon sightings from Brooklands, Sumner Croquet club, Lincoln, Otahuna Bush, Port Hills and Hoon Hay Bush, Port Hills.
1 White Heron 1 Black fronted Dotterel
Colin Hill and I went on June 12 to Rushbrooks Road, near Drain Road , near the western shore of the lake. We followed the tip given by Jan Walker and Bev on Birding NZ a couple of days ago
We found 7 birds with black-backed gulls in a paddock where cow slurry had been […]
They are still there at the Southern Ashworths Lagoon. Only saw 5 this afternoon.
There were 9 there reported last week.
2 Variable Oystercatcher 386 South Island Pied Oystercatcher 51 Pied Stilt 13 Spur Winged Plover 3 Caspian Tern