Blue Duck Tongario River

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Mike Vincent
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Blue Duck Tongario River

Postby Mike Vincent » Sun Nov 05, 2017 7:38 pm

There are a pair of Blue Duck with three ducklings in the vicinity of the Hydro, Breakfast and top of the Major Jones pools on the Tongario River. We have just returned from a weekend in Turangi and saw the them Thursday evening, Friday and today. It is interesting to watch the adults shepard the ducklings in the slower water on the edge of the river and then take them across to the other bank stopping in mid stream to allow a slower duckling to catch up.
cclar112
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Re: Blue Duck Tongario River

Postby cclar112 » Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:51 am

Exciting - heading there in about a week and this is one of my bogey birds from previous NZ trips...!!
Jim_j
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Re: Blue Duck Tongario River

Postby Jim_j » Fri Nov 10, 2017 8:29 pm

There are also whiteheads singing all along the river bank through Turangi - appear to be a common backyard bird in the homes along the river.

cheers
jim

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