This lone whimbrel was spotted hanging out on the edge of a flock of about 100 godwits at Ashley Estuary.
It was a good birding day. In addition to the whimbrel and godwits, other birds included: six lesser knots, two juvenile black stilt and numerous pied stilt; variable and pied oystercatcher; black-fronted, white fronted and […]
spotted two juvenile kaki at Ashley Estuary today.
Leg bands were Black/Orange/Red – Black/Yellow, and Black/Orange/Red – Black/Red
Bev Alexander and Sheila Petch went to the Ashley Estuary and found the following.
30+ Bar-tailed Godwits 11 Red Knot 2 Turnstone 1 Red-necked Stint 1 Grey-tailed Tattler
and 37 other species. Tide was out, weather fine but overcast
Bev Alexander and Peter Reese were at the Ashley estuary on Friday and managed to spot the elusive Far Eastern Curlew there again. 2 Whimbrels there too. Hope they stay put until next weekend when we do the Feb Wader Count in Canterbury.
168 Canada geese 1 Black Shag 3 Spotted Shag 12 Little Shag 5 Coot 12 Scaup 15 Shoveler duck 53 Mallard 11 possible Gray Duck 2 Paradise Shellduck 1 Cattle Egret 6 Spoonbills 5 White Faced Heron 282 Great black-backed Gull 60 Red-billed gull 25 Black-billed Gull 20 Black-fronted Tern 4 White-fronted Tern 9 […]
There’s still a whimbrel at ashley estuary. It had a pale rump making it the variegatus race. Seen during yesterday’s farewell to the waders of Canty OSNZ branch. Cheers, jan
2 Black Stilts 64 Pied Stilts
24 Banded Dotterels 77 Pied Oystercatcher
35 Bar-tailed Godwits
4 Spur-winged Plover 7 Black-fronted Terns 122 White-fronted Terns 2 Caspian Terns 6 Spoonbills
36 Gray Teal
1 Black shag
17 Pied Shag
2 little Shag 16 Spotted Shag
2 Black Stilts
45 banded Dotterals
38 Bar-tailed Godwits
200c White Fronted Terns
2 Juv Black Fronted Terns
1 Far-eastern Curlew,
100 Bartailed Godwits 300 White-fronted terns
1 Shining Cuckoo 1 Little Owl