Northern Shoveler at Miranda

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Re: Northern Shoveler at Miranda

Postby Neil Fitzgerald » Mon May 28, 2018 11:40 am

Fingers crossed he makes it through shooting season.
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Re: Northern Shoveler at Miranda

Postby Alan Tennyson » Tue May 29, 2018 2:43 pm

It was still there today according to Colin Miskelly who saw it from the main hide at low tide
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Re: Northern Shoveler at Miranda

Postby Davidthomas » Tue May 29, 2018 3:43 pm

Brilliant news to me who’s hoping to see it Friday!
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Re: Northern Shoveler at Miranda

Postby Cookeman » Wed May 30, 2018 12:18 pm

I’m watching it now on the seaward side of the shellbank in front of the Godwit hide. 12.10pm. It’s an hour or so before the low tide. It’s roosting amongst a large flock of Australasian Shovelers.
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Re: Northern Shoveler at Miranda

Postby Davidthomas » Wed May 30, 2018 1:31 pm

Thanks for the update Chris it’s getting my hopes up he’ll still be around. It’s interesting it’s stuck around this long if you ask me. I guess it’s a nice spot safe from duckshooting at the moment.
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Re: Northern Shoveler at Miranda

Postby Davidthomas » Fri Jun 01, 2018 6:36 pm

Bird showed very briefly today through the fog which was exceptionally thick at times. It was hanging out with Australasian shovelers, teal and assorted greylards on the far side of the shelbank infront of the Wrybill hide.

Blacktailed Godwit was also present and showing really well on the mudflats amongst the bar tailed godwits. It was the only bird we saw with any colour on it which makes identification really easy! Beautiful dark red head.
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Re: Northern Shoveler at Miranda

Postby Colin Miskelly » Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:58 pm

The northern shoveler was among the waterfowl roosting on the sea just beyond the outer shellbank (viewed from the main hide) at high tide on 5 June, being gradually blown north in a stiff south-westerly.
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Re: Northern Shoveler at Miranda

Postby Peter Hodge » Thu Jun 07, 2018 6:26 pm

I saw it yesterday afternoon, from the 'godwit hide', through scope and binoculars. It was with a large group of Australasian Shovelers, strung out along the mudflast on the far side of the outer shell bank.
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Re: Northern Shoveler at Miranda

Postby Grahame » Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:58 am

N Shoveler showing over shell bank from near Wrybill hide.
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Re: Northern Shoveler at Miranda

Postby Grahame » Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:50 am

Northern Shoveler showing now over shingle bank.
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