Northern Shoveler at Miranda

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Re: Northern Shoveler at Miranda

Postby Grahame » Sun Jun 17, 2018 11:21 am

TWO Northern Shoveler, both drakes. Just to confirm. The second bird was found while I watched the first in my scope. We both then exchanged viewing in each others scopes to confirm both birds at the same time. They were well separated out on the sea. A word of caution, there are at least three Australasian Shoveler there that have a lot of white speckling on their breasts.
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Re: Northern Shoveler at Miranda

Postby Neil Fitzgerald » Sun Jun 17, 2018 8:34 pm

So how many northern shovelers is this in the country now? I've lost count!
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Re: Northern Shoveler at Miranda

Postby Grahame » Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:02 am

I make it 5 drakes Neil, but is there a prize for the first person to find a female ?
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Re: Northern Shoveler at Miranda

Postby Clinton9 » Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:29 am

three drakes
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Re: Northern Shoveler at Miranda

Postby Oscar Thomas » Mon Jun 18, 2018 1:59 pm

Plus 2 at Lake Ellesmere Clinton, making 5. See Andrew’s post about having photos.
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Re: Northern Shoveler at Miranda

Postby RussCannings » Sat Jun 23, 2018 5:30 pm

1 male Northern Shoveler seen well at the tip of the shellbank and out in the bay by several birders this evening (Sat).

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Re: Northern Shoveler at Miranda

Postby Logan » Wed Jun 27, 2018 7:12 pm

At least one bird still present today, a couple hours after low tide, out on the mudflats past the shell banks in front of the godwit hide. With the other shovellers.
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Re: Northern Shoveler at Miranda

Postby Grahame » Fri Jun 29, 2018 12:29 pm

Only one of the Northern Shovelers seen this morning. This may be due to the neap tide causing many of the ducks to be hidden behind the shingle bank.
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Re: Northern Shoveler at Miranda

Postby RussCannings » Fri Jun 29, 2018 6:18 pm

Hi Grahame,

Do you know if anyone has seen a second bird since you first reported it? I wonder if it was just passing through? Scott and I had pretty good looks through the flock on Sunday evening but only had one.

Counted close to 70 shoveler in Te Aroha this afternoon but no Northerns--gutted!

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Re: Northern Shoveler at Miranda

Postby Grahame » Fri Jun 29, 2018 6:32 pm

Hello Russ,

I have not heard of anyone seeing the two since that day. The two were showed to another couple of birders on the day they were found, so its possible that inly four people saw them.
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