Australian (chestnut-breasted) Shelduck TIP lagoon, invercargill

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Australian (chestnut-breasted) Shelduck TIP lagoon, invercargill

Postby erikforsyth » Fri Dec 01, 2017 3:22 pm

Hi all

2 males and 2 female shelduck seen at 1000am at TIP lagoon today

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Re: Australian (chestnut-breasted) Shelduck TIP lagoon, invercargill

Postby Russ Dear » Tue Dec 05, 2017 2:40 pm

Still here 2 pm on 5th December.
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Re: Australian (chestnut-breasted) Shelduck TIP lagoon, invercargill

Postby Tim Barnard » Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:39 pm

Hi
No sign of the shoveler?
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Re: Australian (chestnut-breasted) Shelduck TIP lagoon, invercargill

Postby CMKMStephens » Thu Dec 07, 2017 7:37 pm

Hi all, I went for a quick look for the Northern Shoveler on the 30th before taking the boat to Stewart Island/Rakiura. Didn't find it. Had no idea there were Chestnut Brested Shelducks until informed by Leslie Feasey who I met on the Wrybill pelagic. On review, looks like I did however get a couple of crappy photos of one Chestnut Breasted Shelduck, hanging out with the Paradise Shelducks on the esturine island:

Could someone confirm?

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Re: Australian (chestnut-breasted) Shelduck TIP lagoon, invercargill

Postby RussCannings » Sat Dec 09, 2017 8:35 am

Yep, looks like a female Aussie.

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Re: Australian (chestnut-breasted) Shelduck TIP lagoon, invercargill

Postby Russ Dear » Sat Dec 09, 2017 11:34 am

4 chestnut shelducks still here roosting on the island adjacent to the lagoon with NZ shelducks.
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Re: Australian (chestnut-breasted) Shelduck TIP lagoon, invercargill

Postby mark ayre » Sun Dec 10, 2017 10:58 pm

well, we had a mash sand piper drop in while looking around but no luck on both species of birds but at low tide if that has anything to do with it
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Re: Australian (chestnut-breasted) Shelduck TIP lagoon, invercargill

Postby Neil Robertson » Wed Dec 13, 2017 7:26 pm

One female Chestnut-breasted Shelduck roosting on island to west of the lagoon this afternoon, between 2.00pm and 3.30pm. No sign of the other female or males on the island or the lagoon, but there were a few Paradise Shelduck present.
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Re: Australian (chestnut-breasted) Shelduck TIP lagoon, invercargill

Postby Neil Robertson » Wed Jan 24, 2018 5:34 pm

Reports on eBird for 22 January suggest there may be as many as 7 Chestnut-breasted Shelducks currently at Tip Lagoon - Five males and two females. Seen and positively identified by visiting Australian birders. I have asked Phil Rhodes to check it out.
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Re: Australian (chestnut-breasted) Shelduck TIP lagoon, invercargill

Postby Phil Rhodes » Thu Jan 25, 2018 1:58 pm

I scoped the lagoon yesterday evening but no sign of the Aussie Shelducks, saw 5 male parries but nothing else. The lagoon was full of wildfowl due to the dry conditions, most Pied Stilts I have ever seen there. Didn't get chance to check out the adjoining estuary so they may be there or at the Clifton oxidation ponds in Lake Street.

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