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Grey Teal at Oxidation Ponds

Grey Teal with young

Estuary of the Avon and Heathcote Rivers & Oxidation Ponds (reported by Andrew Crossland)

810 Black Swan 989 Canada Goose 7 Feral Goose 119 Paradise Shelduck 178 Mallard/Grey Duck 62 NZ Shoveler 1006 Grey Teal 2457 NZ Scaup 18 Australasian Coot 30 Pukeko 268 Black-backed Gull 2 Red-billed Gull 15 Welcome Swallow 29 Spur-winged Plover 20 Royal Spoonbill 4 Australasian Harrier

Total = 6014

Wader count totals were:

758 […]

Pukeko

First Pukekos observed mating.

NZ Scaup

Observed lowering wings during flight and gliding similar to that of doves species. It lasted less that 2 seconds and was in the company of a second bird. Possibly a courtship, or breeding behaviour.

Oxidation Ponds

12 Coot – site record count.

Thursday 12th February Oxidation Ponds

AUSTRALIAN WOOD DUCK 3rd for New Zealand. In the oxidation ponds, opposite the entrance to the refuse station. Found By Andrew Crossland

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Bromley Oxidation Ponds and A-H estuary wetlands Reported by Andrew Crossland

big post-breeding/moult influx now in full swing

612 Black Swan 2871 Canada Goose 6 Ferla Goose 1305 Paradise Shelduck 1221 Mallard/grey Duck 5347 NZ Shoveler 3340 Grey Teal 4734 NZ Scaup 10 Australasian Coot 123 Pukeko 18 Royal Spoonbill