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Lake Ellesmere/Kaitorete Spit/Greenshank Reported by Stephen Wratten,

Colin Hill and I went to the Spit Oct 4 pm- good light but strong S-W wind – and found:

1 Greenshank. It flew from a S-E direction from the dunes area to the lake. Typical ringing teu teu teu call alerted us. Good view of white rump extending well up lower back. Legs not […]

Gull-billed terns still at Lake Ellesmere Reported by Peter langlands

Hi all – at least two birds at Timberyard Point last week were observed diving into water and feeding on smelt. Some close encounters allowed same good photographs that I will post on the Canterbury Birding Blog- Cheers Peter Langlands

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Lake Ellesmere Reported by Wratten Steve.

Colin Hill and I went from Yarr’s Reserve in the west to Greenpark Sands in the east

At Yarr’s we got:

110 godwits (Colin had found 167 there 2 days earlier) 30 stilts At Embankment road there were: 52 wrybill 4 banded dotterel

On the gravel of Embankment Road there was a mixed finch flock […]

One less Cape Barren Goose Reported by Peter Langlands

A note from the Editor : I think the rule identify your target should apply to everything you are prepared to shoot. It would be a start if courses to identify species were offered to hunters so that they could appreciate the beauty of these birds while killing them.

Regards Niall

Well folks one less […]


4 White Heron

8 Spoonbills

Embankment and Jarvis Roads then to Yarr’s Reserve Reported by Steve Wratten

Colin Hill and I went to Embankment and Jarvis Roads then to Yarr’s Reserve I banded Dott at Jarvis

Emb. Rd had

wrybills and stilts and banded dotterels (se overall totals below) and we re-found last week’s black stilt-in very good light this time Bands were definitely : Right (above the foot) green over yellow […]

Cape Petrel at Lake Ellesmere Reported by jan Walker

One of the eel-fishermen at Taumutu, Lake Ellesmere, told us on 10th July 2012 that he has a cape petrel following his boat when he goes out early each morning. It has been coming since the spell of very rough weather at the beginning of the month. [Swells of 6m]

If he feeds it straight […]

Gull-billed terns hawking over paddock on Lake Rd Reported by Jan Walker

On 10th july 2012 on the way back from Taumutu, Bev spotted 2 Gull-billed terns flying along the road next to us. They joined a lot of Black-billed gulls, SIPO and Starlings in a field of winter wheat? [not a lot of green growth visible] and began hawking around. Through the scope another G-bill Tern […]

Banded Black-billed Gull at Taumutu, Lake Ellesmere Reported by Sheila Petch & Jan Walker

Yesterday 10th July 2012, Bev, Clem and I saw a bird banded M/W in the mixed flock of gulls scrabbling for flounder entrails as Clem and his crew cleaned their fish.

Can someone please say where and when this bird was banded? I have some idea but not sure.


This bird was banded by […]

Terns and stints at Lake Ellesmere Reported by Steve Wratten

Colin Hill and I went from Greenpark Huts in the east to Yarr’s Reserve to the west We found


122 banded dotterel 19 pied stilt 12 royal spoonbill 1 wrybill

Jarvis Road

3 red-necked stint (winter plumage) 6 wrybill 10 banded dotterel

Embankment Road

66 pied stilt 3 wrybill 10 banded dotterel


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