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.
2 Variable Oystercatcher 386 South Island Pied Oystercatcher 51 Pied Stilt 13 Spur Winged Plover 3 Caspian Tern
6 VOC 88 SIPO 14 P Stilt 18 S/W Plover 457 EBT Godwit
4 VOC no SIPO 31 S/W plover
Hi all- yesterday I saw a royal spoonbill- adult- non-breed plumage feeding on the mudflats between Allandale and Governer’s Bay. This is the first time I have seen a royal spoonbill in Lyttelton Harbour, which is surprising given the numbers of birds at Lake Ellesmere and the A-H Estuary. The bird was successfully in getting […]
A group of Tui sighted feeding in Zephyr Terrace, Governor’s Bay
People are sending in more tui sightings recently, and I’ve had some very interesting ones, which I’ve recorded below. …
Kaitorete Spit tui sightings on two days, 22 and 23 May
Phone call from friends of Rachel’s on 24-5-10: Annabel Allison and Michael Bayley. Rachel called back the farm manager, Bruce, who is […]
About 40 whales were saved and 10-15 died at Port Levy this morning.
2 pairs of variable Oystercatcher, both nesting/chick behaviour