Wellington City biodiversity

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Michael Szabo
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Re: Wellington City biodiversity

Postby Michael Szabo » Mon Nov 20, 2017 2:32 pm

Here's a clip of a South Island Takahe swimming that I recorded at the Zealandia Ecosanctuary recently:
https://www.facebook.com/michael.szabo. ... 210899929/
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CMKMStephens
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Re: Wellington City biodiversity

Postby CMKMStephens » Mon Nov 20, 2017 6:07 pm

Michael Szabo wrote:Here's a clip of a South Island Takahe swimming that I recorded at the Zealandia Ecosanctuary recently:
https://www.facebook.com/michael.szabo. ... 210899929/


What is known about Takahē swimming ability? I took this photo of the same last weekend, regularly doing the paddle across this open stretch of water (only 10-15m)

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Olwen
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Re: Wellington City biodiversity

Postby Olwen » Thu Nov 23, 2017 10:32 am

Maybe they haven't entirely become land birds and given the opportunity, will take to the water like pukekos?
Colin Miskelly
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Re: Wellington City biodiversity

Postby Colin Miskelly » Mon Dec 04, 2017 2:08 pm

Another falcon sighting from my office window at 1:30 pm today.

Tui alarm calling alerted me to a loose flock of tui milling about over pohutukawa trees about 100 m away (sthn end of Tasman St), from which an adult falcon emerged and flew down Tory St, within 30 m from where I am seated.

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Re: Wellington City biodiversity

Postby ledzep » Mon Jan 01, 2018 7:06 pm

The start of the Old Coach Road entrance to Belmont Regional Park (end of Normandale Road) is a good spot for Pipits at the moment. At least 5 just by the gate entrance to the farmland a few hundred metres from the carpark, and more Pipits in the area.
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Re: Wellington City biodiversity

Postby Olwen » Tue Jan 02, 2018 9:25 am

We had a late afternoon walk up Mt Albert on Boxing Day and a falcon flew over our heads and straight down into the valley beside us. I've occasionally seen a falcon up there before. This one was dark and probably male being not that large.
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Re: Wellington City biodiversity

Postby ledzep » Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:54 am

Walking on Tinakori Hill today on one of the lesser used tracks and came across 5 Kaka's sitting quietly in the trees, GPS 174.775651 -41.268611. A little later in Botanic Gardens on the small track about 50 metres north of Garden Road intersection with Glenmore St, was a pair of Red Crowned Parakeet feeding quietly and sitting on the fence rail, GPS 174.764421 -41.281950.
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Re: Wellington City biodiversity

Postby Colin Miskelly » Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:13 am

A shining cuckoo fledgling was being fed by a grey warbler over the back fence this morning (Mt Cook suburb).

Colin & Kate

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