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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.

little Egret at little River

Little Egret Seen in fields next to the lake.

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 […]

Lake Forsyth Reported by Sheila Petch

still 4 Gullbilled Terns yesterday 1 in B.P.also 21 C.Grebes including 2 very young.

Lake Ellesmere pull in, 14 C.Grebes. at least 48 Spoonies could be more,had to look into the sun. 1 Spoonie was begging from parents.

Sheila

Gull-billed terns at Lake Forsyth

1 Gull billed Tern Adult

Gull-billed terns at Lake Forsyth Reported by Peter Langlands

A record count of 15 birds there yesterday in a range of plumages. Also about 20 Caspian terns .Clearly the lake has a rich food supply -I suspect smelt.Quite surprising that fish eating birds can see prey in such turbid water. Peter Langlands

Lake Forsyth

3 Gull-billed Tern

30+ Crested Grebe.

3 Caspian Tern

New species for Banks Peninsula

Gull-billed Tern at Lake Forsyth. Seen feeding along the lake edge from the main road.

Lake Forsyth

1 Great white Heron

Lake Forsyth

1 Great White Heron

34 Great crested Grebe

350 Scaup