miranda today

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Grahame
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Re: miranda today

Postby Grahame » Thu Sep 28, 2017 4:21 pm

Sadly there was no sign of the Sanderling today, a bird that I am very familiar with, over many years.
The other bad news, is that there is fresh window glass in the car park.
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Re: miranda today

Postby Davidthomas » Thu Sep 28, 2017 5:34 pm

Ah bummer! On both counts. Was hoping he'd stick around for atleast a few more days. Still need sanderling on my nz list. Ah well.

Might give it a go on Sunday depending on the weather. Where did you first see the sanderling Grahame?
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Re: miranda today

Postby Grahame » Thu Sep 28, 2017 6:33 pm

Hi David, it was to the right from the hide, fairly close in, running about feeding along the tideline. It then unfortunately got spooked and flew north in front of the hide with a few Knot, and was lost to view from my position. I really do hope you see it Sunday.
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Re: miranda today

Postby Liam Ballard » Mon Oct 23, 2017 1:32 pm

The OSNZ Youth Banding Camp had a great long weekend at Miranda, and as well as the Shore Plover, there was a Curlew Sandpiper, a Red-necked Stint, a slightly stringy Pectoral Sandpiper, three Sharpies, a Kotuku, three Pateke, and the Marsh Sandpiper. Maybe someone (Oscar) can post some photos...
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Re: miranda today

Postby Tim Barnard » Mon Oct 23, 2017 3:20 pm

That's a pretty tidy line-up Liam. Great work team. Hope the Shore Plover sticks around, its been a long time since I've seen one of those.
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Re: miranda today

Postby Grahame » Sat Nov 25, 2017 2:05 pm

A breeding plumage Cattle Egret dropped into Miranda this morning, and surprisingly flew over the shingle bank onto the mud. Strange ! !
A very pretty juvenile Sharp-tailed sandpiper was again on the southern end of the stilt pools. For those who are unaware, there are now three hides, the main, now named Godwit, the Wrybill where the old hide used to be, and the Stilt hide overlooking the stilt pools roughly half way along.
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