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Harts Creek hide, Lake Ellesmere

There were four pairs of Australasian Crested Grebe visible from the Harts Creek hide on Lake Ellesmere today Sunday 21 October,

The sun was shining straight across the lake toward the hide which made photography directly into the sun extremely problematic especially with a highly reflective lake adding to the background dazzle. The shot here […]

The Groynes Reported by Ann Sherlock

Shining Cuckoo heard at The Groynes, north Christchurch yesterday.

Ann Sherlock

Kaitorete Spit Reported by Duncan Watson

Following up on the report from Colin Hill and Stephen Wratten, Jan Walker, Dianne Parker and myself went to Kaitorete Spit on this fine Sunday. No sign of the Greenshank.

30 Wrybill 17 Red-necked Stint 1 (maybe more, not sure if we saw the same bird 2 or 3 times) Curlew Sandpiper 10+ Banded Dotterel


Lake Ellesmere/Kaitorete Spit/Greenshank Reported by Stephen Wratten,

Colin Hill and I went to the Spit Oct 4 pm- good light but strong S-W wind – and found:

1 Greenshank. It flew from a S-E direction from the dunes area to the lake. Typical ringing teu teu teu call alerted us. Good view of white rump extending well up lower back. Legs not […]

Gull-billed terns still at Lake Ellesmere Reported by Peter langlands

Hi all – at least two birds at Timberyard Point last week were observed diving into water and feeding on smelt. Some close encounters allowed same good photographs that I will post on the Canterbury Birding Blog- Cheers Peter Langlands

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