Dabchick, Lake Rotoroa/Hamilton Lake

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Neil Fitzgerald
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Dabchick, Lake Rotoroa/Hamilton Lake

Postby Neil Fitzgerald » Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:51 am

98.3% sure I saw a dabchick on Hamilton Lake on Tuesday. It was a little distant and the light not great, but I'm pretty sure. I will try to get back for another look, but if anyone else gets the chance it would be great to confirm it.
It was in the north east bay.
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Re: Dabchick, Lake Rotoroa/Hamilton Lake

Postby David Riddell » Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:14 pm

Could well be. I was at the Zealong Tea Estate near Gordonton on Monday, only about 10km from Hamilton Lake, and there were five dabchicks on their water reservoir pond. There were two there in October last year.

Just checked the Birds Waikato lake census for 13th May (June one would've been done last Sunday but results not in yet), no dabchicks seen then.
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Re: Dabchick, Lake Rotoroa/Hamilton Lake

Postby Neil Fitzgerald » Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:42 am

David, good to know they are there, thanks.
I did a quick drive by of Hamilton Lake yesterday but couldn't find anything.
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Re: Dabchick, Lake Rotoroa/Hamilton Lake

Postby Will Parsons » Fri Jun 29, 2018 7:35 pm

Saw 4 Dabchick last weekend on the Blenheim Treatment ponds.
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Re: Dabchick, Lake Rotoroa/Hamilton Lake

Postby RussCannings » Sat Jun 30, 2018 7:59 pm

Walked the full loop of the lake today. No sign of dabbies.

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