Rifleman Days Bay

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Michael Szabo
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Re: Rifleman Days Bay

Postby Michael Szabo » Tue Nov 07, 2017 3:50 pm

Here's a short clip I've posted showing one of the Day's Bay Rifleman foraging in a beech tree:
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Re: Rifleman Days Bay

Postby Michael Szabo » Wed Nov 15, 2017 3:54 pm

Saw 5 Rifleman feeding together in tall beech trees at the start of the Kereru Rd Track this morning, not far after you cross the stream to head up into the steeper section.
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Re: Rifleman Days Bay

Postby Michael Szabo » Fri Nov 17, 2017 4:35 pm

Saw 4 Rifleman today 300m along the Kereru Rd Track in Day's Bay (Oruamatoro) foraging next to the stream, including an adult feeding a young begging bird. Then I heard at least 2 more about 300m further along past the stepping stones, which must have been different birds.
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Re: Rifleman Days Bay

Postby sandyw » Sat Dec 30, 2017 8:44 pm

Quite a few riflemen around today on Ferry road track at Days Bay. Best spot - 150m after end of gravel is a steep pitch, followed by a flat and a bigger pitch. At top of this second steep section there are beeces on both sides of the track. Also found some on way down in the very lowest level beech trees.
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Re: Rifleman Days Bay

Postby ledzep » Sun Jan 28, 2018 3:35 pm

Found Rifleman and Tomtit today up the Kereru Road track above but not far from the area where the nest was. GPS 174.917800 -41.284969. 3 Rifleman feeding, with Fantail and Silvereye's nearby, Bellbirds calling more distant, and a pair of Tomtit about 20 metres further up. Seems that when you find one bush bird, you find lots.
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Re: Rifleman Days Bay

Postby Michael Szabo » Mon Jan 29, 2018 5:26 pm

Yes, in the weeks up to Christmas I saw NZ Tomtit, Rifleman, Bellbird and Whitehead higher up the track there and NZ Falcon and Kereru flying over the forest. I also heard Kakariki a couple of times but was not certain if they were Red-crowned or Yellow-crowned.
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