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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