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Lake Hood, Ashburton (Reported by Erik Forsyth)

Hi all

I spent my lunch hour today at Lake Hood, Ashburton. Interesting species recorded were:

Pukeko – up to 70 birds in surrounding farm fields.

SIPO – a pair foraging on a grassy field, the first sighting of this species in nearly 3 months.

Black-fronted Dotterel – a high count of 13 birds feeding […]

Ashburton River Mouth (Reported by Erik Forsyth)

3 Australian Gannet- diving just offshore

11 SIPO 12 Black-fronted Dotterls- a high number wintering here

Ashburton River Mouth (Reported by Erik Forsyth)

3 Australian Gannet- diving just offshore 11 SIPO 12 Black-fronted Dotterls- a high number wintering here

Westerfield, Ashburton (Reported by Erik Forsyth)

4 Cape Barren Goose

Ashburton River mouth 3 – 4:30pm (Reported by Erik Forsyth)

2000+ Spotted Shag (many birds arriving as I was leaving)

1 White-faced Heron 4 NZ Scaup 30 Gey Teal 4 Mallard 4 Swamp Harrier 30 Masked Lapwing 15 Banded Dotterel 36 Pied Stilt 1 Black Stilt – an immature bird 350+ Black-billed Gull 100+ Red-billed Gull c70 Black-backed Gull White-fronted Tern 130 Black-fronted Tern 8 […]

Lake Hood Ashburton (Reported by Erik Forsyth)

2 Great Crested Grebe

5 New Zealand Pipits

Lake Hood Ashburton (reported by Erik Forsyth)

1 Mute Swan

Ashburton (reported by Erik Forsyth)

1 Song Thrush