Shore Plovers at Plimmerton

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Re: Shore Plovers at Plimmerton

Postby robsphotography » Fri Oct 14, 2011 9:20 pm

bexster wrote:Not sure if more have been seen since the last post but I popped out to have a look today and only found 1 plover around midday. It was a different one than last time white/yellow (left) and green/blue (right).


That's interesting, we visited today and saw two shore plovers: white/yellow (left) and green/blue (right) -- see picture below --and the other one was white/yellow (left) and white/red (right).

I wonder what has happened to the other 30 or so birds that used to be at Plimmerton?

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Re: Shore Plovers at Plimmerton

Postby Suzi » Fri Oct 14, 2011 9:44 pm

Possibly dispersed to breed ? Hopefully at some safe protected sites on Mana ?
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Re: Shore Plovers at Plimmerton

Postby mark ayre » Mon Oct 31, 2011 5:01 pm

Has any body seen the plover recently or have they moved on.

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Re: Shore Plovers at Plimmerton

Postby ledzep » Mon Oct 31, 2011 8:32 pm

I checked weekend 15/16 October at high tide and none were to be seen at Plimmerton. Hopefully all back on Mana Island. I haven't checked out Green Point for a while.
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Re: Shore Plovers at Plimmerton

Postby Brent Stephenson » Wed Nov 02, 2011 6:07 pm

Just had a text from a German couple who have been on a couple of our pelagics. They have just seen a shore plover at Plimmerton -1745 Wed 2/11.
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Re: Shore Plovers at Plimmerton

Postby Brent Stephenson » Thu Nov 03, 2011 1:16 pm

Just been to Plimmerton and scoured the shoreline. No sign of any shore plover unfortunately. Only consolation this morning was getting on bluebridge after Interislander cancelled our ferry!
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Re: Shore Plovers at Plimmerton

Postby TonyWilson » Fri Nov 11, 2011 10:57 pm

Spent over an hour and didn't see anything. A local said she hadn't seen any for a couple of months.
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Re: Shore Plovers at Plimmerton

Postby robsphotography » Sat Nov 12, 2011 9:52 am

We visited Plimmerton at about 1.15 pm yesterday when the tide was fairly low. We were about to leave when we saw a shore plover that had been hidden in the rocks. Its legs were banded as follows: Left: yellow, red; right: white, blue. I wonder who we can contact to find out what has happened to the other 30 or so shore plovers that were there previously?

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Re: Shore Plovers at Plimmerton

Postby philbattley » Sun Nov 13, 2011 7:45 pm

British photographer Richard Chandler had two birds there today, and even saw a bit of displaying going on between the two. So it may pay to keep a close eye on the antics of any birds there...

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Re: Shore Plovers at Plimmerton

Postby sav » Fri Nov 18, 2011 10:42 pm

Two birds present today at about 11.00 right in front of the fire station. Certainly a male and a female, and very much in each other's company.
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