From Ailsa Howard on Facebook: “Here is a very unusual visitor. As part of the Hutton’s Flysafe week crashlanded birds are being brought into the “Hub” by the Kaikoura Community and researches alike. On Sat morning Ted went out to pick up a bird had been phoned in from the local supermarket, and realised […]
37 Short-Tailed Shearwaters found dead on beach
1 Mottled Petrel
+ Giant Petrel
+ Albotross Sp
all found dead on beach by CCC rangers a day after the storm.
White-Flippered Blue Penguin found dead along the beach near the Waimakariri River mouth. Possibly the result of a dog attack
DoC picked up a live Antarctic Fulmar from a garden in Sth New Brighton tonight and the bird is currrently being cared for by local bird rehabilitation expert Jackie Stevenson.
I did a beach patrol from southsore spit to the Waimakariri rivermouth today to see if any other seabirds had come ashore.