On my way back from Taumutu I had a Cattle Egret flying right over my car just as I passed the corner of The Lake Rd/Drain Rd. I stopped as quickly as possible but lost sight of it, but then an other 4 flew south from a paddock near that corner. It took […]
A distant view with no bins of about 16 between Drain and Lake roads on Nov 10
1 Gull-billed Tern (almost certainly the bird found by Steve Wratten and Colin Hill) 4 Intermediate Egrets, all in one group 1 Cape Barren Goose
The Cape Barren Goose was near the eastern fence (straight on if you park at the end of Embankment Road) The other Aussies were the other side of the western […]
Colin Hill and I went on June 12 to Rushbrooks Road, near Drain Road , near the western shore of the lake. We followed the tip given by Jan Walker and Bev on Birding NZ a couple of days ago
We found 7 birds with black-backed gulls in a paddock where cow slurry had been […]
Great white Herons in a larger map
Today, 9th Nov 2010, Sheila , Bev , Tom and I had a hunt for these birds around the south-east side of Lake Ellesmere. Found 10 of them, most with very ginga breeding plumage, near Drain Rd, down towards the lake from Lake Rd.
Sheila remembers Cattle Egrets roosting in some isolated macrocarpas on the […]
8 Cattle Egrets still present
16 Sharp Tailed Sandpiper c200 Wrybill 1000s Banded Dotts , 1 with really bright O flag rt leg 3 Turnstone 6 Red Knot 24 Red Necked Stint
7 Cattle egrets at Drain Rd as well.
Colin, Sheila, Bev and jan
Bev Alexander and also Jill Hanna have reported sightings of 9 Cattle Egrets at this location in the last week
3 Cattle Egrets left at Drain Rd