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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.


Upper Lyttelton Harbour Reported By Andrew Crossland

2 Variable Oystercatcher 386 South Island Pied Oystercatcher 51 Pied Stilt 13 Spur Winged Plover 3 Caspian Tern

Lyttelton Harbour Reported By Andrew Crossland +Phil Crutchley

6 VOC 88 SIPO 14 P Stilt 18 S/W Plover 457 EBT Godwit

Port Levy Reported By Andrew Crossland

4 VOC no SIPO 31 S/W plover

Royal spoonbill at Governer’s Bay Reported by Peter Langlands

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 […]

Tui sighted feeding in Zephyr Terrace

A group of Tui sighted feeding in Zephyr Terrace, Governor’s Bay

Tui sightings ( from Kaitorete Spit, Governors Bay, and McQueen’s Valley Reported By Rachel Barker

Hi all

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 […]

Whale rescue at Port levy

About 40 whales were saved and 10-15 died at Port Levy this morning.

Lyttelton Harbour Hays Bay

57 Bar-tailed Godwits

4 Oystercatchers

9 Black-billed Gulls

Peninsula opposite Ripapa island, Lyttleton Harbour Reported by Andrew Crossland

2 pairs of variable Oystercatcher, both nesting/chick behaviour