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Little Egret at lake Forsyth

Little Egret showing well at the southern end of the lake. Viewable from the main rd.

Erect crested penguin

Single birds discovered on private land so sorry no access.

little Egret at little River

Little Egret Seen in fields next to the lake.

20 km SE of Akaroa by Peter Langlands

Hi all- I got out offshore yesterday to about 20 km SE of Akaroa with the following sightings- the flock of 1000’s of fairy prions was especially notable-

White-flippered Penguin 4 sighted to 10km offshore Southern Royal Albatross 25 Wandering Alabtross 5 Gibsoni- adults Shy Albatross 15 14 ad + 1 immature Bullers Albatross 40 […]

Birdlings Flat By Andrew Crossland

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.

Storm Birds over little River

Petrel Species seen flying over Little River in bad weather at 8am

Reynolds Valley Rd. Okuti Valley

4 Tui seen displaying high over coffin rock.

1 Tomtit

Alots of Brown creepers

And 30+ Swallows on the move

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Banks Peninsula

An Erect-Crested Penguin was photographed at a private bay on NE Banks Peninsula a few days ago, and seen the next day heading to sea. It was reportedly in final stages of moult. So a heads up that its time again that various unusual penguins are moulting around the South Island’s coasts.

Shining Cuckoo at Governors Bay Reported by Rose Collins

I’ve just seen a shining cuckoo on my land at Governors Bay. Have never seen one before! It was in kanuka bush and flew over our heads and then landed above us so I got a good look at it and saw the green sheen and distinctive black and white stripes. A beautiful sight.


OSNZ Evening meeting 28th May [Monday} 7.30pm by Jan Walker

Hello All,

A reminder about next Monday’s meeting. John Dowding, wader expert, will talk about the effect of the Rena catastrophe on waders and other birdlfe in the Bay of Plenty.

There are at least 111 Crested Grebe at Lake Forsyth already, and it isn’t even midwinter yet. Bev and I also saw 2 Gull-billed […]