Bev reports 3 Arctic Skua, [2 dark, 1 light] and 2 juv Gannets at Cooper’s Lagoon beach yesterday, 28th March. Skuas were harrassing WFTerns. 1 Cattle Egret, all white plumage, along Davidson’s Rd near Embankment Rd on 28th March was most likely the same one seen by Paul Sagar down Em. Rd. last […]
whilst writing this I am watching five barbary doves feeding on grain with our domestic ducks they appear semi tame and quite young – I can approach within two metres our location is Flaxton near Rangiora contact firstname.lastname@example.org regards Peter Lamb
The Glossy Ibis was at Travis Wetland (back for something like the 19th consecutive year!), and I assume its the same one as seen at Bexley Wetland (a few kms away) earlier in the week.
Also at Travis yesterday, was a B/F Dotterel,
Gull-billed Tern at Lake Forsyth. Seen feeding along the lake edge from the main road.
Hi folks, I went for a wander this morning to see if I could find yesterdays reported White Heron. I didn’t get far into the search when I found this Glossy Ibis. For those that know the area, on the Bexley Rd side where the track along the stopbank starts, just to the Sth of […]
Colin Hill and I went to Embankment Road, Yarr’s Reserve and then to Clark’s Road The only ‘Arctics’ we found were godwits-see below
39 wrybill 49 banded dotterel 81 pied stilts 6 mute swans 10 bar-tailed godwits ( 4 in summer plumage)
Clark’s 33 wrybill 12 banded dotterel 15pied stilts
The lake is obviously […]
Quite surprised to see a large White Heron on the edge of the Avon, just downstream from Wainoni Bridge.
760 Black- fronted Terns on the Waimakariri River, between weedons ross rd and thompsons rd. This included about 60 juvenile birds. The birds seemed to be sheltering from the strong north west wind, however there was a small number moving to and from a north west direction, possibly to some paddocks over the stop bank.
Colin Hill and I went from Embankment Road to Clark’s Road and then to Greenpark Flats Some nice pools at Embankment but water level too high at Yarr’s for a visit
Many, many ha of dry lake bed at Greenpark
Black-billed Gull 530 on an irrigated paddock near Emb. Road gate White-faced heron 80 […]
Bev Sheila and I went with our eel-fisherman friend last Friday 16th March to check out the maimai where we had seen a Spoonbill nest in late Dec. The eggs had hatched but 4 half-grown chicks had died for some reason. 2 of the nestlings were twice the size of the other two, something […]