Tattler at Waikuku Beach

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Tattler at Waikuku Beach

Postby jeremytaylor » Fri Nov 17, 2017 8:01 pm

Was with a Don Parish at Waikuku Beach when we saw this tattler. Looking for identifications on NatureWatch to confirm species ID http://naturewatch.org.nz/observations/8835667
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Re: Tattler at Waikuku Beach

Postby sav » Sun Nov 19, 2017 11:13 am

Hi Jeremy,

100% a Grey-tailed Tattler. The distinctions between Grey-tailed and Wandering are many, but mostly quite subtle. Supercillium, loral stripe, general plumage shade, shape and more. This bird fits Grey-tailed very well in all respects.

Nice one.

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Re: Tattler at Waikuku Beach

Postby Bev Alexander » Sun Nov 19, 2017 12:34 pm

This Grey-tailed Tattler was first seen by Matthias Dehling on 30th Oct & sighting posted on eBird. It has been seen several times since & photographed.
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Re: Tattler at Waikuku Beach

Postby Matthias » Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:44 pm

Still present yesterday.
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Re: Tattler at Waikuku Beach

Postby phil hammond » Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:43 am

does anyone know if this is still around---anyone seen it in the last few weeks?
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Re: Tattler at Waikuku Beach

Postby Matthias » Sun Feb 04, 2018 1:20 pm

Hi Phil,
the tattler was still there two weeks ago. I haven't been to the Ashley river since.
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Matthias
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Re: Tattler at Waikuku Beach

Postby Bev Alexander » Sun Feb 04, 2018 2:15 pm

Hi Phil,

I spent some time there yesterday morning but didn't see it, only B.T.Godwits. (I found a sick B. Dotterel so didn't stay as long as I may have.Took it to a Vet for a check.)

Happy Birding. Bev.
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Re: Tattler at Waikuku Beach

Postby phil hammond » Sun Feb 04, 2018 2:52 pm

Thanks Matthias and Bev----info appreciated

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Re: Tattler at Waikuku Beach

Postby Bev Alexander » Thu Mar 29, 2018 6:46 pm

Hello All,
Grey-Tailed Tattler still present at the Ashley estuary. Seen feeding along waters edge with 1 B.T.Godwit (mid in coming tide) today.
Happy Birding this weekend.
Bev. Alexander.

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