<![CDATA[BirdingNZ.net]]> https://www.birdingnz.net/forum Sun, 23 Sep 2018 05:26:26 +1200 Smartfeed Extension for phpBB 3.1 https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/styles/elegance_birding/theme/images/birdingnz-net-logo.png <![CDATA[BirdingNZ.net]]> https://www.birdingnz.net/forum en-GB Sun, 23 Sep 2018 05:26:26 +1200 60 <![CDATA[General Birding Discussion :: Unknown sound at night (I think is a bird?) help?! :: Author rbyrnes]]> https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7913&p=37696#p37696
I have just recently moved to Diamond Harbour, Banks Peninsular Christchurch. I am very new to learning about all the birds that now surround me that I rarely saw in the city. I was wondering if anyone has any idea what this sounds is that I have recorded? To me it sounds like a sort of bird? It only happens at night.
But as I said i'm very new to learning about the birds on the peninsular and I wouldn't be surprised if its something else different.. possum?
It usually makes that first louder noise then continues with the quieter noise but I did put two of the recordings together of the louder and the quieter noises.
Thanks! ( and hoping the file works too)

Diamond Harbour noise.mp3


Strange nouse
Diamond Harbour noise.mp3 (1129.74 KiB)
no_email@example.com (rbyrnes) https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7913&p=37696#p37696 Sat, 25 Aug 2018 21:01:07 +1200 https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7913&p=37696#p37696
<![CDATA[General Birding Discussion :: Re: Unknown sound at night (I think is a bird?) help?! :: Reply by Neil Fitzgerald]]> https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7913&p=37697#p37697 no_email@example.com (Neil Fitzgerald) https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7913&p=37697#p37697 Sat, 25 Aug 2018 21:05:58 +1200 https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7913&p=37697#p37697 <![CDATA[General Birding Discussion :: Re: Unknown sound at night (I think is a bird?) help?! :: Reply by rbyrnes]]> https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7913&p=37698#p37698 no_email@example.com (rbyrnes) https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7913&p=37698#p37698 Sat, 25 Aug 2018 21:10:18 +1200 https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7913&p=37698#p37698 <![CDATA[General Birding Discussion :: Re: Unknown sound at night (I think is a bird?) help?! :: Reply by Neil Fitzgerald]]> https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7913&p=37699#p37699 no_email@example.com (Neil Fitzgerald) https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7913&p=37699#p37699 Sat, 25 Aug 2018 21:23:00 +1200 https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7913&p=37699#p37699 <![CDATA[General Birding Discussion :: Re: Unknown sound at night (I think is a bird?) help?! :: Reply by lloydesler]]> https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7913&p=37700#p37700 no_email@example.com (lloydesler) https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7913&p=37700#p37700 Sat, 25 Aug 2018 21:38:46 +1200 https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7913&p=37700#p37700 <![CDATA[General Birding Discussion :: Re: Unknown sound at night (I think is a bird?) help?! :: Reply by David Riddell]]> https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7913&p=37701#p37701 no_email@example.com (David Riddell) https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7913&p=37701#p37701 Sun, 26 Aug 2018 08:50:14 +1200 https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7913&p=37701#p37701 <![CDATA[General Birding Discussion :: What's rhe term for 2 female birds sharing a nest? :: Author andrewcrossland]]> https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7908&p=37684#p37684 no_email@example.com (andrewcrossland) https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7908&p=37684#p37684 Fri, 24 Aug 2018 10:45:32 +1200 https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7908&p=37684#p37684 <![CDATA[General Birding Discussion :: Re: What's rhe term for 2 female birds sharing a nest? :: Reply by Patrick Crowe]]> https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7908&p=37685#p37685 no_email@example.com (Patrick Crowe) https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7908&p=37685#p37685 Fri, 24 Aug 2018 11:02:37 +1200 https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7908&p=37685#p37685 <![CDATA[General Birding Discussion :: Re: What's rhe term for 2 female birds sharing a nest? :: Reply by andrewcrossland]]> https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7908&p=37703#p37703 no_email@example.com (andrewcrossland) https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7908&p=37703#p37703 Sun, 26 Aug 2018 16:47:27 +1200 https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7908&p=37703#p37703 <![CDATA[General Birding Discussion :: Dabchick lobed toes :: Author kengeorge]]> https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7916&p=37713#p37713


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no_email@example.com (kengeorge) https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7916&p=37713#p37713 Mon, 27 Aug 2018 11:51:21 +1200 https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7916&p=37713#p37713
<![CDATA[General Birding Discussion :: Re: ID thoughts on this strange passerine at Akaroa? :: Reply by andrewcrossland]]> https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7901&p=37704#p37704 Others have suggested its a Brown Creeper but it s too slender, too upright, sat in one place for too long, had no white eye stripe or cheek stripe and didn't have any brown creeper notes in its call. I'd just minutes before been watching a group of brown creeper moving and calling through the lower branches of sone trees just up the track.
I've tried to turn it into a female of various types of cuckoo but the tail is wrong.
What am I missing here?]]>
no_email@example.com (andrewcrossland) https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7901&p=37704#p37704 Sun, 26 Aug 2018 17:03:01 +1200 https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7901&p=37704#p37704
<![CDATA[General Birding Discussion :: Re: ID thoughts on this strange passerine at Akaroa? :: Reply by andrewcrossland]]> https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7901&p=37705#p37705 mystery 1.JPG
The above is a black and white image of the bird thst Paul Goodolphin kindly converted for me. Any ID suggrstions?


mystery 1.JPG (44.26 KiB)

no_email@example.com (andrewcrossland) https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7901&p=37705#p37705 Sun, 26 Aug 2018 17:15:51 +1200 https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7901&p=37705#p37705
<![CDATA[General Birding Discussion :: Re: ID thoughts on this strange passerine at Akaroa? :: Reply by Oscar Thomas]]> https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7901&p=37708#p37708
Glad to see some perseverance but I'm sticking to dunnock. I don't see an issue with the posture, and they aren't actually too well marked on the front. Obviously, the colour is going to be distorted as the bird is in shade on a bright background. Here is it compared to an image of a dunnock I found on the net. I have also made a really quick manipulated version to show what it might look like in the same lighting conditions. Hope this helps.


dunny.jpg (430.95 KiB)

no_email@example.com (Oscar Thomas) https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7901&p=37708#p37708 Mon, 27 Aug 2018 00:31:43 +1200 https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7901&p=37708#p37708
<![CDATA[General Birding Discussion :: Re: ID thoughts on this strange passerine at Akaroa? :: Reply by andrewcrossland]]> https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7901&p=37709#p37709 I guess my problem is logically by the powers of elimination I'm thinking dunnock but I've spent too much time in the tropics and this thing is telling me that I know it from somewhere. If I showed these pics to anyone from a country where dunnock is not the only default choice I'm pretty sure they'd say it wasn't a dunnock. .
Anyway om gonna go back this week and try to find it.]]>
no_email@example.com (andrewcrossland) https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7901&p=37709#p37709 Mon, 27 Aug 2018 08:43:30 +1200 https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7901&p=37709#p37709
<![CDATA[General Birding Discussion :: Re: ID thoughts on this strange passerine at Akaroa? :: Reply by erikforsyth]]> https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7901&p=37711#p37711
it superficially resembles a Lemon-bellied Flycatcher which I have seen in Australia and Papua New Guinea... the thin bill, hooked at end, pale throat and yellow, lower belly are good. But it still doesn't look quite right.

probably a strangely coloured Dunnock!

Best wishes
Erik Forsyth
Rockjumper Birding Tours


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no_email@example.com (erikforsyth) https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7901&p=37711#p37711 Mon, 27 Aug 2018 10:31:13 +1200 https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7901&p=37711#p37711
<![CDATA[General Birding Discussion :: Re: ID thoughts on this strange passerine at Akaroa? :: Reply by andrewcrossland]]> https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7901&p=37714#p37714 The location is about 3 km away from where c.90 cruise ships per year anchor while visiting Akaroa, so it wouldn't be totally impossible for a stray land bird to fly ashore (albeit most cruise ships have visited other nz ports before reaching Akaroa ).
More than happy for someone to post a pic of a Dunnock that shares all the features of this bird. Until then - in the absence of other ID mysterious to muse over, I'm gonna keep chewing over this one.....
There's been 477 views if this post now but only 2 people brave enough to offer suggestions! I'm hoping for more opinions posted it?!!]]>
no_email@example.com (andrewcrossland) https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7901&p=37714#p37714 Mon, 27 Aug 2018 12:43:35 +1200 https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7901&p=37714#p37714
<![CDATA[General Birding Discussion :: Re: ID thoughts on this strange passerine at Akaroa? :: Reply by Paul Scofield]]> https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7901&p=37715#p37715 It clearly has a black mask and I can see no reason to think it isn't a rather washed out brown creeper.]]> no_email@example.com (Paul Scofield) https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7901&p=37715#p37715 Mon, 27 Aug 2018 18:24:24 +1200 https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7901&p=37715#p37715 <![CDATA[General Birding Discussion :: Re: ID thoughts on this strange passerine at Akaroa? :: Reply by Oscar Thomas]]> https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7901&p=37723#p37723 Can someone back me up on it being a Dunnock, please!]]> no_email@example.com (Oscar Thomas) https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7901&p=37723#p37723 Mon, 27 Aug 2018 21:40:44 +1200 https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7901&p=37723#p37723 <![CDATA[General Birding Discussion :: Re: ID thoughts on this strange passerine at Akaroa? :: Reply by Davidthomas]]> https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7901&p=37724#p37724
Would be happy to be proven wrong however.]]>
no_email@example.com (Davidthomas) https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7901&p=37724#p37724 Mon, 27 Aug 2018 21:58:46 +1200 https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7901&p=37724#p37724
<![CDATA[General Birding Discussion :: Re: ID thoughts on this strange passerine at Akaroa? :: Reply by Colin Miskelly]]> https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7901&p=37725#p37725 ]]> no_email@example.com (Colin Miskelly) https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7901&p=37725#p37725 Mon, 27 Aug 2018 22:01:12 +1200 https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7901&p=37725#p37725 <![CDATA[General Birding Discussion :: Re: ID thoughts on this strange passerine at Akaroa? :: Reply by andrewcrossland]]> https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7901&p=37726#p37726
I had just finished a slow-walk bush bird transect when I came across the bird, so I was in the right "head space" for hearing and recognizing bird calls and for seeing and recognizing birds flying about or sitting in trees. This bird sat on a branch and called for a good 5 minutes while I watched it and tried to get photos. Not a single note of a Brown Creeper's contact calls or song in that entire time. As I said, there was a group of noisy Brown Creepers only a short distance back up the track. The stillness of this bird, its jizz, its lack of brown-creeper-esque facial markings, its finer bill, its tidier tail, etc, all indicated it wasn't a Brown Creeper.

The only NZ bird it was close to was a Dunnock, but I'm open to alternative suggestions........Does anything in the Pacific Islands look like this? Anything from the islands where the cruise ships sail from??

I know the pics are really crappy! but despite this they all show that dark cap and lores, that pale throat, that lemon-yellow belly, that lack of dark striations...... What age/plumaged Dunnock is that? Keep the ideas coming in folks!]]>
no_email@example.com (andrewcrossland) https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7901&p=37726#p37726 Mon, 27 Aug 2018 23:17:18 +1200 https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7901&p=37726#p37726
<![CDATA[General Birding Discussion :: Re: ID thoughts on this strange passerine at Akaroa? :: Reply by RussCannings]]> https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7901&p=37727#p37727
To me all signs point to dunnock (happens to be one if the dullest accentors on offer). I can't think of a single West Polynesian passerine that has a notched tail and accentor-like bill. Given that it was singing, this rules out any obscure female Asian flycatcher (and the type of song rules out virtually all make flycatchers/monarchs). I also agree that the bill/head shape and facial expression is wrong for a flycatcher.

So if it's shaped like a dunnock, calls like a dunnock, sings like a dunnock, and is in a place where dunnock is the most likely candidate, I'd go with dunnock.

The slightly off plumage could be due to wear, moult, bad-feather day, recent dust/water bath, poor lighting?

Still, the variety of responses on here shows how tricky photo ID is! These are my thoughts anyway :)

no_email@example.com (RussCannings) https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7901&p=37727#p37727 Tue, 28 Aug 2018 07:42:15 +1200 https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7901&p=37727#p37727
<![CDATA[General Birding Discussion :: Re: ID thoughts on this strange passerine at Akaroa? :: Reply by George Hobson]]> https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7901&p=37732#p37732 no_email@example.com (George Hobson) https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7901&p=37732#p37732 Tue, 28 Aug 2018 19:43:27 +1200 https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7901&p=37732#p37732 <![CDATA[General Birding Discussion :: Re: Golden Bay fernbirds :: Reply by SusieDale]]> https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=6133&p=37731#p37731 no_email@example.com (SusieDale) https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=6133&p=37731#p37731 Tue, 28 Aug 2018 17:06:26 +1200 https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=6133&p=37731#p37731 <![CDATA[General Birding Discussion :: Re: Golden Bay fernbirds :: Reply by kengeorge]]> https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=6133&p=37734#p37734 no_email@example.com (kengeorge) https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=6133&p=37734#p37734 Tue, 28 Aug 2018 20:53:56 +1200 https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=6133&p=37734#p37734 <![CDATA[General Birding Discussion :: Kingfisher in Auckland :: Author grdwalker]]> https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7917&p=37728#p37728
Apologies if this is incorrect protocol as i'm new to the group, but i was wondering where some good spots are to see Kingfisher in the Auckland area.

I've seen one on Tiri (briefly) and another down at Piha the other day but are there any likely spots a bit closer in? Waitakare area preferably but will gratefully accept anywhere else.

Trying to get some good pictures to add to my portfolio, and these guys are being particularly elusive to me.

no_email@example.com (grdwalker) https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7917&p=37728#p37728 Tue, 28 Aug 2018 09:52:31 +1200 https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7917&p=37728#p37728
<![CDATA[General Birding Discussion :: Re: Kingfisher in Auckland :: Reply by Ian McLean]]> https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7917&p=37730#p37730 Thanks for your post.
During winter Kingfishers are mainly found in the coastal fringes around Auckland, whilst in spring & summer they disperse all over suburbia in many different habitats to breed.
Good places to view them currently in west Auckland include Huia, Cornwallis & Langholm on the Manukau Harbour & at Harbourview in Te Atatu on the Waitemata Harbour. Other great locations within Auckland city include Ambury Park in Mangere & along Purewa Creek in Orakei.
Hopefully you should get some great views of them.
Ian McLean
Auckland Regional Representative for Birds New Zealand]]>
no_email@example.com (Ian McLean) https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7917&p=37730#p37730 Tue, 28 Aug 2018 13:03:36 +1200 https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7917&p=37730#p37730
<![CDATA[General Birding Discussion :: Re: Kingfisher in Auckland :: Reply by grdwalker]]> https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7917&p=37733#p37733 Are there good times of day for them to be seen feeding? or is it luck of the draw?]]> no_email@example.com (grdwalker) https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7917&p=37733#p37733 Tue, 28 Aug 2018 20:33:20 +1200 https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7917&p=37733#p37733 <![CDATA[General Birding Discussion :: Re: Kingfisher in Auckland :: Reply by Robyn]]> https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7917&p=37736#p37736 Yes I can confirm the kingfishers are definately out here at Muriwai Beach, west coast of Auckland. I see them on a daily basis.
All the best.]]>
no_email@example.com (Robyn) https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7917&p=37736#p37736 Tue, 28 Aug 2018 23:15:58 +1200 https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7917&p=37736#p37736
<![CDATA[General Birding Discussion :: Re: Kingfisher in Auckland :: Reply by Ian McLean]]> https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7917&p=37737#p37737 no_email@example.com (Ian McLean) https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7917&p=37737#p37737 Wed, 29 Aug 2018 11:47:22 +1200 https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7917&p=37737#p37737 <![CDATA[General Birding Discussion :: Falcon :: Author John Winters]]> https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7920&p=37742#p37742 Neighbour last week saw it take out a Tui, I have seen it swooping at the ducks on the Maraetotara River here.
I was watching it with binos in a willow, when it did a long, low swooping run down the river, ducks diving in all directions, but it got nothing.
This morning it was giving a Harrier a constant chase around over an open paddock.
To my eye it is potentially a female sub adult, it’s definitely bigger than previous birds but not fully adult plumage down the front. But there has also been a younger bird here earlier.
With the consistency and aggression, I am wondering if it is setting up territory, they are harvesting the pines up the back of the farm, so it may be displaced.
Time will tell, but it is fun viewing just out the window.

no_email@example.com (John Winters) https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7920&p=37742#p37742 Thu, 30 Aug 2018 10:51:35 +1200 https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7920&p=37742#p37742
<![CDATA[General Birding Discussion :: Scaup with ring at Maungarei Springs Wetland, Auckland :: Author Jim Kirker]]> https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7922&p=37753#p37753


Scaup at Maungarei Springs Wetland 31/08/18
P1060887.JPG (151.61 KiB)
Scaup at Maungarei Springs Wetland 31/08/18

no_email@example.com (Jim Kirker) https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7922&p=37753#p37753 Fri, 31 Aug 2018 20:08:38 +1200 https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7922&p=37753#p37753
<![CDATA[General Birding Discussion :: Moa Skeleton Displays :: Author jgolden]]> https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7921&p=37752#p37752
Little Bush Moa (Anomalopteryx didiformis).....Otago Museum, Kiwi North
So Island Giant Moa (Dinornis robustus)..........Canterbury Museum, Auckland War Museum, Otago Museum
Large Bush Moa (Dinornis novaezelandiae).......Waitomo Caves Discovery Centre
Eastern Moa (Emeus crassus).......................Southland Museum, Otago Museum
Coastal/Stout-legged Moa (Euryapteryx curtus)
Upland Moa (Megalapteryx didinus)................Auckland War Museum, Te Papa, Otago Museum
Crested Moa (Pachyornis australis)
Mantell's Moa (Pachyornis geranoides).............Auckland War Museum, Waitomo Caves Discovery Centre
Heavy-footed Moa (Pachyornis elephantopus).....Auckland War Museum, Otago Museum

I'm still missing the Coastal and Crested Moa. Does anyone know where their skeletons might be on display?]]>
no_email@example.com (jgolden) https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7921&p=37752#p37752 Fri, 31 Aug 2018 19:02:20 +1200 https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7921&p=37752#p37752
<![CDATA[General Birding Discussion :: Re: Moa Skeleton Displays :: Reply by CMKMStephens]]> https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7921&p=37754#p37754 https://i.imgur.com/gvP63pw.jpg

no_email@example.com (CMKMStephens) https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7921&p=37754#p37754 Fri, 31 Aug 2018 20:10:42 +1200 https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7921&p=37754#p37754
<![CDATA[General Birding Discussion :: Pelagic trips and other events :: Author Neil Fitzgerald]]> https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7924&p=37765#p37765 Please post about future events in the Birding Events section from now.

What I've done is move the Events forum up the main page so it is more visible.
You can easily see if there is a new post in that section by the red icon on the main page.
If you are one who forgets to visit but might be interested in a trip or other event, you can subscribe to the forum (link right down near the bottom of the page) so that you get a notification or email (depending on how you have things set in your user control panel) whenever there is a new post there.
As always I'm open to suggestions on how to make things more useful. Having a calendar of upcoming events has been suggested. It's not a core feature of the board but I will investigate it (after I finish the required site upgrades).
no_email@example.com (Neil Fitzgerald) https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7924&p=37765#p37765 Sun, 02 Sep 2018 12:59:04 +1200 https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7924&p=37765#p37765
<![CDATA[General Birding Discussion :: What super zoom camera should I buy? :: Author andrewcrossland]]> https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7919&p=37738#p37738 I want a camera that takes great focused pics at super long range as its mainly waders and Waterbirds I want to photograph.
My gut feeling is that because my 6 year old SX50HS was pretty awesome the newer version should be just as good, but maybe that's wrong?
Any advice appreciated.]]>
no_email@example.com (andrewcrossland) https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7919&p=37738#p37738 Thu, 30 Aug 2018 07:13:29 +1200 https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7919&p=37738#p37738
<![CDATA[General Birding Discussion :: Re: What super zoom camera should I buy? :: Reply by ourspot]]> https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7919&p=37739#p37739
I've had the SX60HS for about 3 years now and I've had some great shots and a heap of fun with it though it does have it's limitations (as you may have found with the SX50). It's got a 65x optical zoom so fantastic for ID shots of birds that are a long way off (can zoom nearly as far as a good scope). And given the perfect light conditions it can take a cracking quality shot. The best shot's are never quite as sharp as an expensive DSLR lens setup up but for the $550 I paid for it is one fantastic camera, without being at all cumbersome to cart around.

The limitations are purely to do with it having a smaller width lens and smaller sensor than a big DSLR. The lens barrel is pretty thin so sometimes it doesn't let in enough light on dimmer days and you can end up with some graininess to the shots (especially when you are at full zoom), and it's fairly limited when in the bush where the darkness limits you're shutter speed to being a bit to slow to capture the birds sharply unless they sit perfectly still (which they tend not to do :). One of the beauty's of the camera is using the macro setting you can focus on things that are only a few mm away, so that's a pretty exceptional zoom range out of the one lens.

Overall for the price, ability to ID distant birds easily, ease of use and transport it's been fantastic. As usual you get what you pay for and a big expensive DSLR will provide a super sharp photo but for $550 I very impressed with the quality I get out of this. Canon were taking a couple of years back about a possible 100x zoom version - not sure if that's ever eventuated.

Another option is the set up Oscar Thomas uses which has a lens with great zoom range on it (up to 600mm I think) and he gets some amazing shots. I'll let him tell you the specs of the body and lens but for the price, it not being huge and heavy, and the quality of shot, it seems like a great deal and I'm very tempted for that to be my next setup

no_email@example.com (ourspot) https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7919&p=37739#p37739 Thu, 30 Aug 2018 08:55:19 +1200 https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7919&p=37739#p37739
<![CDATA[General Birding Discussion :: Re: What super zoom camera should I buy? :: Reply by tony crocker]]> https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7919&p=37744#p37744 no_email@example.com (tony crocker) https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7919&p=37744#p37744 Thu, 30 Aug 2018 16:27:11 +1200 https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7919&p=37744#p37744 <![CDATA[General Birding Discussion :: Re: What super zoom camera should I buy? :: Reply by andrewcrossland]]> https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7919&p=37747#p37747 The canon SX540HS is on sale at JB Hifi for $390 so a pretty good price. I bought by SX50HS in Singapore for SG $750 in 2012 so the price has come down a lot. It had a 50x optical zoom and a 200x digital zoom, which although grainy was really valuable for long distance record shots.
The other cameras I listed though have better optical zooms so does that mske a difference?]]>
no_email@example.com (andrewcrossland) https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7919&p=37747#p37747 Thu, 30 Aug 2018 19:33:41 +1200 https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7919&p=37747#p37747
<![CDATA[General Birding Discussion :: Re: What super zoom camera should I buy? :: Reply by kengeorge]]> https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7919&p=37749#p37749 no_email@example.com (kengeorge) https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7919&p=37749#p37749 Fri, 31 Aug 2018 10:47:22 +1200 https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7919&p=37749#p37749 <![CDATA[General Birding Discussion :: Re: What super zoom camera should I buy? :: Reply by The Laird]]> https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7919&p=37750#p37750 no_email@example.com (The Laird) https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7919&p=37750#p37750 Fri, 31 Aug 2018 14:14:06 +1200 https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7919&p=37750#p37750 <![CDATA[General Birding Discussion :: Re: What super zoom camera should I buy? :: Reply by kengeorge]]> https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7919&p=37751#p37751 no_email@example.com (kengeorge) https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7919&p=37751#p37751 Fri, 31 Aug 2018 16:37:35 +1200 https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7919&p=37751#p37751 <![CDATA[General Birding Discussion :: Re: What super zoom camera should I buy? :: Reply by sandyw]]> https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7919&p=37767#p37767
Well over 2 years of use now and thousands of photos taken with many used on the web. If I lost it I would buy another one tomorrow. Cost about $750 at the moment.]]>
no_email@example.com (sandyw) https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7919&p=37767#p37767 Sun, 02 Sep 2018 19:38:18 +1200 https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7919&p=37767#p37767
<![CDATA[General Birding Discussion :: Re: Mystery bird call :: Reply by Neil Fitzgerald]]> https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=6733&p=37721#p37721 http://www.nzbirdsonline.org.nz/species ... ttle-grebe
Exactly the same even! So it is the "whinny call" of an adult Australasian little grebe:)]]>
no_email@example.com (Neil Fitzgerald) https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=6733&p=37721#p37721 Mon, 27 Aug 2018 20:45:12 +1200 https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=6733&p=37721#p37721
<![CDATA[General Birding Discussion :: Re: Mystery bird call :: Reply by Olwen]]> https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=6733&p=37740#p37740 no_email@example.com (Olwen) https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=6733&p=37740#p37740 Thu, 30 Aug 2018 09:32:23 +1200 https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=6733&p=37740#p37740 <![CDATA[General Birding Discussion :: Re: Mystery bird call :: Reply by Neil Fitzgerald]]> https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=6733&p=37748#p37748 no_email@example.com (Neil Fitzgerald) https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=6733&p=37748#p37748 Fri, 31 Aug 2018 09:27:22 +1200 https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=6733&p=37748#p37748 <![CDATA[General Birding Discussion :: Re: Mystery bird call :: Reply by Olwen]]> https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=6733&p=37769#p37769 no_email@example.com (Olwen) https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=6733&p=37769#p37769 Mon, 03 Sep 2018 11:52:46 +1200 https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=6733&p=37769#p37769 <![CDATA[General Birding Discussion :: Re: Mystery bird call :: Reply by Neil Fitzgerald]]> https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=6733&p=37773#p37773 no_email@example.com (Neil Fitzgerald) https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=6733&p=37773#p37773 Mon, 03 Sep 2018 20:35:42 +1200 https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=6733&p=37773#p37773 <![CDATA[General Birding Discussion :: Re: Wetland bird call id request :: Reply by Neil Fitzgerald]]> https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7882&p=37720#p37720 no_email@example.com (Neil Fitzgerald) https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7882&p=37720#p37720 Mon, 27 Aug 2018 20:40:05 +1200 https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7882&p=37720#p37720 <![CDATA[General Birding Discussion :: Re: Wetland bird call id request :: Reply by Oscar Thomas]]> https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7882&p=37778#p37778 no_email@example.com (Oscar Thomas) https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7882&p=37778#p37778 Tue, 04 Sep 2018 22:13:25 +1200 https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7882&p=37778#p37778 <![CDATA[General Birding Discussion :: Tui feeding on fruit. :: Author KiwiDan]]> https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7930&p=37790#p37790 no_email@example.com (KiwiDan) https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7930&p=37790#p37790 Fri, 07 Sep 2018 17:33:44 +1200 https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7930&p=37790#p37790 <![CDATA[General Birding Discussion :: Re: Tui feeding on fruit. :: Reply by Davidthomas]]> https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7930&p=37791#p37791 no_email@example.com (Davidthomas) https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7930&p=37791#p37791 Fri, 07 Sep 2018 20:15:38 +1200 https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7930&p=37791#p37791 <![CDATA[General Birding Discussion :: Re: Tui feeding on fruit. :: Reply by zarkov]]> https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7930&p=37792#p37792
I'm not sure whether they really like them, or just eat them to spite the Wax Eyes.]]>
no_email@example.com (zarkov) https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7930&p=37792#p37792 Fri, 07 Sep 2018 21:41:22 +1200 https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7930&p=37792#p37792
<![CDATA[General Birding Discussion :: Re: Tui feeding on fruit. :: Reply by David Riddell]]> https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7930&p=37794#p37794 no_email@example.com (David Riddell) https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7930&p=37794#p37794 Sun, 09 Sep 2018 09:03:30 +1200 https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7930&p=37794#p37794 <![CDATA[General Birding Discussion :: Re: Tui feeding on fruit. :: Reply by zarkov]]> https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7930&p=37796#p37796 no_email@example.com (zarkov) https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7930&p=37796#p37796 Sat, 08 Sep 2018 17:51:00 +1200 https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7930&p=37796#p37796 <![CDATA[General Birding Discussion :: Far North Dog Management Policy review :: Author Neil Fitzgerald]]> https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7929&p=37787#p37787
Unless otherwise specified through the rules above:
 Dogs are allowed on beaches off-leash all year, except from 1 December to 31 March
between 9am and 6pm when dogs must be on-leash, as well as all public holidays.

As usual, the limited restrictions are only to protect people, not wildlife. The mere presence of a dog, on leash or not, is enough to disturb and distress shorebirds.
If this concerns you, make a submission.
https://www.fndc.govt.nz/communication/ ... bylaw-2018]]>
no_email@example.com (Neil Fitzgerald) https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7929&p=37787#p37787 Thu, 06 Sep 2018 10:39:09 +1200 https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7929&p=37787#p37787
<![CDATA[General Birding Discussion :: Re: Far North Dog Management Policy review :: Reply by zarkov]]> https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7929&p=37793#p37793
Dogs everywhere, but zero pit bull /staffy crosses which is a refreshing change from the dangerous dogs that infest NZ.

Mind you, Aussie wildlife can mostly take care of it's self.]]>
no_email@example.com (zarkov) https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7929&p=37793#p37793 Fri, 07 Sep 2018 21:49:04 +1200 https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7929&p=37793#p37793
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<![CDATA[General Birding Discussion :: Re: Battle of the birds :: Reply by TheBirderman]]> https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=5716&p=37822#p37822 no_email@example.com (TheBirderman) https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=5716&p=37822#p37822 Sun, 16 Sep 2018 18:05:13 +1200 https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=5716&p=37822#p37822 <![CDATA[General Birding Discussion :: Re: Battle of the birds :: Reply by Ian Southey]]> https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=5716&p=37824#p37824 https://www.notornis.osnz.org.nz/system ... _4_293.pdf

no_email@example.com (Ian Southey) https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=5716&p=37824#p37824 Sun, 16 Sep 2018 20:15:29 +1200 https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=5716&p=37824#p37824
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<![CDATA[General Birding Discussion :: A request for help from birders who have visited the Auckland Islands :: Author Colin Miskelly]]> https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7939&p=37855#p37855
The Heritage Expedition reports are typically tick-lists of species seen on each day, and rarely provide precise numbers, or detail of the rarer vagrants. If you kept your own notes on the numbers of each bird species seen, or have kept images or descriptions of the rarer vagrant species, we would love to hear from you!

Rare vagrant bird species reported from the Auckland Islands in Heritage Expedition trip reports and bird lists include: Antarctic fulmar, Antarctic petrel, Arctic skua, Arctic tern, Australasian shoveler, black shag, black-billed gull, blue petrel, broad-billed prion, Buller's shearwater, chestnut-breasted shelduck, Cook's petrel, fairy prion, Fiordland crested penguin, greenfinch, grey teal, Hutton's shearwater, king penguin, lesser knot, little penguin, paradise shelduck, pectoral sandpiper, pomarine skua, red-necked stint, royal penguin, Salvin's prion, sanderling, sharp-tailed sandpiper, short-tailed shearwater, Snares crested penguin, soft-plumaged petrel, South Georgian diving petrel, South Island pied oystercatcher, South Polar skua, spotless crake, thin-billed prion, tree martin, Westland petrel, whimbrel, white-bellied storm petrel, white-throated needletail (spine-tailed swift), Wilson's storm petrel and yellowhammer.

If you have records, descriptions or images of these or other vagrant species from the Auckland Islands that you are interested in contributing to this project, please contact lead author Colin Miskelly [colin.miskelly[at]tepapa.govt.nz]. Even a simple "I saw this species at this location on this date" may provide verification or detail that is currently lacking.

Many thanks
no_email@example.com (Colin Miskelly) https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7939&p=37855#p37855 Sat, 22 Sep 2018 09:12:26 +1200 https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7939&p=37855#p37855
<![CDATA[General Birding Discussion :: Kiwi and Far North District Dog Control Bylaw Submission :: Author Weka1]]> https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7945&p=37863#p37863 Monday 24th September at 4.30pm.
The FNDC rohe is a national stronghold of Brown Kiwi.

The Far North District Council has removed the objective of 'protecting native wildlife' from within the Bylaw.
This does not bode well for kiwi within the FNDC jurisdiction.
Submissions can be made online to dogs@fndc.govt.nz

View the proposed Bylaw at https://www.fndc.govt.nz/communication/ ... 591159.pdf

It is important that submissions are made, to emphasis the need to protect threatened wildlife, as there is a push to water-down the FNDC dog control bylaws.

The Russell Landcare Trust submission is attached below.
If anyone wants to use points from this submission, please do so.

Russell Landcare Trust Submission to FNDC re proposed Dog Policy and Dog Control Bylaws (2018).

Summary of Russell Landcare Trust submission:
1 FNDC to add as a fourth objective of the bylaw
Protect native wildlife, natural habitats and property.
2 Russell Peninsula is acknowledged as a Kiwi Concentration Zone.
A limit of two dogs per household to extend across the Russell Peninsula to a least a line between Clendon Cove and Man’O War
3 A defined off-leash area near Russell.
4 Enforcement of rules regarding roaming dogs.
5 All dogs on a leash when on walking tracks in Council reserves.
6 Enforcement of owner collecting of dog faeces.
7 Enforcement of ‘no dog covenants’ and where new subdivisions are created in areas with kiwi they are designated as ‘no dog covenant’
8 That owners whose dog has been removed by council be barred from owning a dog for two years.
9 That the Oneroa/Long Beach on leash rules be reinstated.
Uncontrolled dogs are a proven threat to kiwi survival throughout Northland.
Research has convincingly proven that dogs are the main killers of adult kiwi in Northland (Pierce & Sporle 1997 : Synopsis. In an analysis of 5 ½ years of kiwi deaths 70% of reported kiwi deaths in Northland were caused by dogs: Causes of Kiwi Mortality in Northland. Pierce RJ & Sporle W. Department of Conservation 1997. ISSN 1171-9834).
Dogs have been the cause of rapid catastrophic declines in local kiwi populations. (Taborsky 1988 : Synopsis. The Waitangi Forest dog incident, where an estimated 500 kiwi out of a population of 900 were killed by a single dog within a few months: Kiwi and Dog Predation: Observations in Waitangi State Forest. Taborsky M. Notornis Vol. 35 September 1988 pp 197-202).
“Every dog regardless of its size…is a potential threat to kiwi”. Kiwis For Kiwis.
“Uncontrolled dogs are the main killers of kiwi in Northland”. Department of Conservation. 2nd July 2018.

Predator control has been carried out on the Russell Peninsula since 2002. As a result of these efforts there has been a significant increase in kiwi numbers on the Russell peninsula (DoC Kiwi Call Counts. Russell Peninsula 2005-2017. Call Count Monitoring of Northland Brown Kiwi 2017. Craig E., Department of Conservation. 2017 p8).

This is contrary to a national decline in kiwi and to the predicted extinction of kiwi on the New Zealand mainland within 50 years. The Russell Peninsula is an exemplar of the effectiveness of pest control in increasing kiwi numbers within local areas. These hard-won gains, both in effort and monies, can be rapidly undone by uncontrolled dogs. The loss of kiwi killed by dogs reduces the capability of kiwi to survive as a species. In Northland kiwi productivity is not a problem. Mortality is.

Wandering dogs are a problem and there must be effective legal means to control them.

1 Objectives of the Bylaw
1 Prevent injury stress and nuisance from dogs.
2 Identify Dog Access areas.
3 Provide for the neutering of menacing dogs.

No mention is made in these objectives of the threat of dogs to the internationally unique fauna, especially Brown Kiwi, New Zealand Dotterel, North Island Weka and Patiki/Brown Teal, present within the FNDC rohe.
The Far North District is unique in New Zealand (and the world) in having kiwi living in close proximity to urban areas. Russell Landcare Trust proposes that article four of the Draft 2017 Dog Policy be reinstated.

4. Protect native wildlife, natural habitats and property.

2 Special Character Rules and limits on number of dogs per household on the Russell peninsula:
That Council acknowledges that the Russell Peninsula is a Kiwi Concentration Zone i.e. a high-density kiwi area.
The Russell Landcare Trust initiated ‘The Russell Kiwi Protection Project’, in 2016 whereby there is more intensive pest control within the Russell Peninsula with the aim of tripling kiwi numbers on the Russell Peninsula, from an estimated 500 birds to 1500 (equivalent to 500 pairs, the minimum number for a genetically viable population of Northland Brown Kiwi[*].), in 10 years, the same timespan as the proposed dog bylaw. ([*]Taxon Plan for Northland Brown Kiwi. Strategic Plan for Northland Brown Kiwi 2019 and Beyond. Craig E., Gardener C., Renwick C., Sporle W. Department of Conservation. Whangarei. 2011. Section 5.1.6 Population Recovery; p24).
An essential component of this vision is dog control. Without control of roaming dogs i.e. “dogs not under control”, given that dogs are the main killers of kiwi in Northland, then there will be an inevitable increase in kiwi killed by dogs within those areas where kiwi are increasing.

It is essential for the success of the Russell Landcare Trust Kiwi Protection Project, to which FNDC has contributed funds, that the limit on dog numbers, excluding working dogs, on the Russell peninsula, of two per household be extended from the urban areas of Russell town and Okiato to across the peninsula to at least the Clendon Cove-Man ‘O War Creek boundary.
It makes no sense to have no limit on dog numbers per household in those peri-urban and rural areas where kiwi are present and where they are projected to substantially increase in numbers within the next decade.
Two endangered flightless native birds live on the Russell peninsula. These are the Brown Kiwi and the North Island Weka. Both are very vulnerable to dog predation.

3 Defined Off-leash Dog exercise areas
There should be a defined off-leash area within the Russell town area. Any such area could be fenced to prevent runaway dogs. One possibility is the Council reserve between Hope and Florence Avenues or a fenced area on Council land near the sports ground. A potential off leash area for Okiato residents is the James Clendon Place Reserve at the corner of Pipiroa Road, Okiato.

4 Rules regarding roaming dogs
- That the roaming dog rules are enforced, especially in areas with known kiwi populations.
- Enforcement of dogs to be “tied up or otherwise confined” at night (Section 20 (1g). That dogs roaming at night when they are a greater threat to kiwi, within areas with known kiwi populations, is specifically mentioned and given priority to be acted upon.
This may require an extra Dog Ranger or warden, possibly part funded by council and other interested groups such as ‘Kiwi for Kiwis’, Forest and Bird, Department of Conservation or other conservation groups.

5 Dog Control within Council Reserves
We understand that Council proposes that dogs are to be on a leash at all times in all Council reserves and on roads and footpaths. We support this, but Council must provide appropriate signage and enforcement. Currently, where reserves and other Council lands are natural areas, there is no signage to say an area is reserve and so the public does not know that all dogs are to be on a leash at all times.

In summary, all dogs must be on a leash on any track within Council controlled bush reserves. That there is FNDC signage erected to inform of this requirement.

- That Waitata/Donkey Bay to the north of Oneroa/Long Beach, Russell be a prohibited ‘no dog’ area. Blue Penguin frequent this area throughout the year and the endangered New Zealand Dotterel is nesting on this beach during early-mid summer.

6 Hygiene issues:
That the requirement for dog faeces be immediately removed by the dog owner be enforced. (Section 20 (1h).

7 No Dog Covenant subdivisions
- That any new subdivision in an area within the FNDC jurisdiction and where it is known kiwi are present, be by default covenanted as a ‘No dog covenanted subdivision’*.
- That areas in close proximity to known kiwi populations have dog control measures put in place. With increasing kiwi numbers within areas undergoing pest control and increasing areas across the FNDC jurisdiction having pest control, kiwi will be recolonising areas where they were formerly present.
- That the Council take note that North Island Weka, rarer and more threatened than Brown Kiwi, are extending their range from the Russell peninsula and recolonising former habitat. Small populations have been observed at Opua, Opua Forest, Otiria (near Kawakawa), near Puketotara Road and to the east of Kerikeri. Weka are particularly susceptible to dog predation.

- That in subdivisions where ‘no dog covenants’ already exist; those covenants be enforced by Council.
Conversely - That dogs should not be registered to addresses where there is a no dog covenant.
- That Council should not return dogs to an address where there is a no dog covenant.

*There has been recent publicity claiming that Kiwi Aversion Training for dogs would replace the need for No Dog Covenants. This is incorrect. Kiwi Aversion Training on badly trained dogs, such as many domestic household dogs, does not necessarily translate to the avoidance of live birds. If it does work, it is often only for a limited time (Kiwi Aversion Training. Dale 2014).

8 Removal of a dog from owner
- That when a dog owner has had a dog removed because of contravention of and a conviction under the Dog Control Act 1996, they cannot then own another dog for a minimum period of at least two years as per Section 25 (3) of the Dog Control Act 1996.

9 Oneroa/Long Beach Russell Special Character Rules.
- That the on-leash rules for dogs on Oneroa/Long Beach to be re-instated, to run from Labour Day to 2400 hours Easter Monday. Oneroa is an increasingly popular beach during summer. In such a situation a dog off-leash can quickly become a dog ‘not under control’. As such it can cause ‘annoyance and distress’ for beach goers, particularly children, who can feel threatened by dogs off leash. It can be also more difficult for owners of dogs off leash to recognize when their dog has defecated and to subsequently clean-up faeces in an area frequented by the public.
See https://blog.doc.govt.nz/2018/09/12/dogs-at-the-beach/

Russell Landcare Trust acknowledges the many dog owners who are responsible owners: we do not wish to demonise them; it is the few careless owners and their dogs which spoil the pitch for all. “A badly behaved dog is bad because it is a badly trained dog.”
It is these uncaring and inconsiderate owners the Bylaw needs to consider and rule for.

The Russell Landcare Trust advocates for wildlife and for a greater understanding of the impact of people upon our unique wildlife and ecology. The proposed Far North District Council Dog Policy and Dog Management Bylaws 2018 are primarily designed to be favourable for people, not wildlife.
It is important to state that the mere presence of a dog, on a leash or not, is enough to disturb and distress wildlife, especially on the coast at low tide where significant interruption of feeding can occur to shorebirds, including the endangered New Zealand Dotterel.

The Proposed Dog Bylaws (2018) are not favourable to New Zealand’s threatened wildlife, especially our native flightless birds. The proposed loosened dog controls compared to the 2017 proposals, with no mention of native wildlife in the objectives, no limit to dog ownership numbers in rural areas of the Russell peninsula and no seasonal restrictions on Oneroa/Long Beach are all counter-productive to and undermine recent conservation initiatives on the Russell peninsula and other in areas, some funded by the FNDC.
These omissions in the proposed bylaws (2018) are out of step with the vision of a predator free New Zealand by 2050.

By its new proposals, the FNDC has further polarised the dog issue between dog and kiwi advocates. This not a situation that those who advocate for kiwi wish to see, but, any kiwi deaths that almost certainly will result from roaming dogs, will undoubtedly be used by the media as an adverse reflection on the bylaw and the FNDC.
A kiwi killed by a dog is a public relations disaster.

Russell Landcare Trust,
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<![CDATA[Bird Sightings and Alerts :: Kookaburra near Hamilton :: Author RussCannings]]> https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7911&p=37690#p37690
Not sure if Hamilton zoo has them? This was coming from the opposite direction. Quite the surprise!

no_email@example.com (RussCannings) https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7911&p=37690#p37690 Sat, 25 Aug 2018 12:16:32 +1200 https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7911&p=37690#p37690
<![CDATA[Bird Sightings and Alerts :: Re: Kookaburra near Hamilton :: Reply by Neil Fitzgerald]]> https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7911&p=37691#p37691 no_email@example.com (Neil Fitzgerald) https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7911&p=37691#p37691 Sat, 25 Aug 2018 07:56:01 +1200 https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7911&p=37691#p37691 <![CDATA[Bird Sightings and Alerts :: Re: Kookaburra near Hamilton :: Reply by RussCannings]]> https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7911&p=37693#p37693 no_email@example.com (RussCannings) https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7911&p=37693#p37693 Sat, 25 Aug 2018 12:22:45 +1200 https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7911&p=37693#p37693 <![CDATA[Bird Sightings and Alerts :: Re: Kookaburra near Hamilton :: Reply by jgolden]]> https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7911&p=37694#p37694
Lake Rotokauri is full of surprises. I spotted a falcon out there a few weeks ago. Sounds like I need to spend more time out there.]]>
no_email@example.com (jgolden) https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7911&p=37694#p37694 Sat, 25 Aug 2018 17:36:35 +1200 https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7911&p=37694#p37694
<![CDATA[Bird Sightings and Alerts :: Kaka overhead :: Author erikforsyth]]> https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7912&p=37695#p37695
2 Kaka over the garden at 6:10pm, almost dark. Flying from Mokorua Bush towards the town of Whakatane.

Erik Forsyth
Rockjumper Birding Tours
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no_email@example.com (wazzagonewild) https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7918&p=37735#p37735 Tue, 28 Aug 2018 21:06:49 +1200 https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7918&p=37735#p37735
<![CDATA[Bird Sightings and Alerts :: Re: Marsh Sandpiper, Lake Ellesmere :: Reply by wazzagonewild]]> https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7918&p=37746#p37746 no_email@example.com (wazzagonewild) https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7918&p=37746#p37746 Thu, 30 Aug 2018 18:07:31 +1200 https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7918&p=37746#p37746 <![CDATA[Bird Sightings and Alerts :: Re: Falcon, Gordonton :: Reply by David Riddell]]> https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7887&p=37762#p37762 no_email@example.com (David Riddell) https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7887&p=37762#p37762 Sat, 01 Sep 2018 15:05:50 +1200 https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7887&p=37762#p37762 <![CDATA[Bird Sightings and Alerts :: Ringed Turtle Doves (?) :: Author josharko]]> https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7923&p=37760#p37760


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no_email@example.com (josharko) https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7923&p=37760#p37760 Sat, 01 Sep 2018 10:35:30 +1200 https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7923&p=37760#p37760
<![CDATA[Bird Sightings and Alerts :: Re: Ringed Turtle Doves (?) :: Reply by Oscar Thomas]]> https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7923&p=37763#p37763 no_email@example.com (Oscar Thomas) https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7923&p=37763#p37763 Sat, 01 Sep 2018 18:38:24 +1200 https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7923&p=37763#p37763 <![CDATA[Bird Sightings and Alerts :: Melanistic Sacred Kingfisher, near Whakatane :: Author Michael Szabo]]> https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7926&p=37768#p37768
Link to photo: https://scontent.fpmr1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/ ... e=5BF1FB2F

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Link to photo: https://scontent.fpmr1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/ ... e=5C293D18]]>
no_email@example.com (Michael Szabo) https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7926&p=37768#p37768 Mon, 03 Sep 2018 11:46:18 +1200 https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7926&p=37768#p37768
<![CDATA[Bird Sightings and Alerts :: Re: Plumed whistling ducks - Anderson Park, Taradale :: Reply by FlyingKiwiGirl]]> https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=1376&p=37771#p37771


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no_email@example.com (FlyingKiwiGirl) https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=1376&p=37771#p37771 Mon, 03 Sep 2018 20:16:36 +1200 https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=1376&p=37771#p37771
<![CDATA[Bird Sightings and Alerts :: Re: Plumed whistling ducks - Anderson Park, Taradale :: Reply by Clinton9]]> https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=1376&p=37772#p37772 no_email@example.com (Clinton9) https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=1376&p=37772#p37772 Mon, 03 Sep 2018 20:23:23 +1200 https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=1376&p=37772#p37772 <![CDATA[Bird Sightings and Alerts :: Re: Plumed whistling ducks - Anderson Park, Taradale :: Reply by Oscar Thomas]]> https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=1376&p=37774#p37774 no_email@example.com (Oscar Thomas) https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=1376&p=37774#p37774 Mon, 03 Sep 2018 23:25:04 +1200 https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=1376&p=37774#p37774 <![CDATA[Bird Sightings and Alerts :: Re: Plumed whistling ducks - Anderson Park, Taradale :: Reply by Clinton9]]> https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=1376&p=37775#p37775
Oscar Thomas wrote:How do you tell males from females?

By not bred for 7 past years. males larger than females.]]>
no_email@example.com (Clinton9) https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=1376&p=37775#p37775 Mon, 03 Sep 2018 23:36:13 +1200 https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=1376&p=37775#p37775
<![CDATA[Bird Sightings and Alerts :: Takaka Dabchicks - total of 5 on 27 Aug 2018 :: Author kengeorge]]> https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7915&p=37712#p37712


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no_email@example.com (kengeorge) https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7915&p=37712#p37712 Mon, 27 Aug 2018 11:03:41 +1200 https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7915&p=37712#p37712
<![CDATA[Bird Sightings and Alerts :: Re: Takaka Dabchicks - total of 5 on 27 Aug 2018 :: Reply by Ian Southey]]> https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7915&p=37718#p37718
no_email@example.com (Ian Southey) https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7915&p=37718#p37718 Mon, 27 Aug 2018 19:25:13 +1200 https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7915&p=37718#p37718
<![CDATA[Bird Sightings and Alerts :: Re: Takaka Dabchicks - total of 5 on 27 Aug 2018 :: Reply by kengeorge]]> https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7915&p=37729#p37729 Footnote to this posting earlier today, unfortunately the red-eared slider is still in Lake Killarney despite DOC's efforts to get rid of it, myself and a DOC officer observed it back sunning itself on it's favourite log this afternoon........not good news for the dabchicks (or anything else trying to breed in the lake). Positive thing to come out of us being there this arvo- we were approached quite independently by a couple of the local home-owners and told they had counted 5 dabchicks in the lake yesterday. Good to have that verified. Anybody out there had experience at catching red-eared sliders?]]> no_email@example.com (kengeorge) https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7915&p=37729#p37729 Tue, 28 Aug 2018 10:19:15 +1200 https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7915&p=37729#p37729 <![CDATA[Bird Sightings and Alerts :: Re: Takaka Dabchicks - total of 5 on 27 Aug 2018 :: Reply by fras444]]> https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7915&p=37755#p37755 no_email@example.com (fras444) https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7915&p=37755#p37755 Sat, 01 Sep 2018 08:17:51 +1200 https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7915&p=37755#p37755 <![CDATA[Bird Sightings and Alerts :: Re: Takaka Dabchicks - total of 5 on 27 Aug 2018 :: Reply by kengeorge]]> https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7915&p=37756#p37756 https://www.waikatoregion.govt.nz/servi ... r-turtles/]]> no_email@example.com (kengeorge) https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7915&p=37756#p37756 Sat, 01 Sep 2018 09:27:48 +1200 https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7915&p=37756#p37756 <![CDATA[Bird Sightings and Alerts :: Re: Takaka Dabchicks - total of 5 on 27 Aug 2018 :: Reply by kengeorge]]> https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7915&p=37757#p37757


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no_email@example.com (kengeorge) https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7915&p=37757#p37757 Sat, 01 Sep 2018 09:39:20 +1200 https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7915&p=37757#p37757
<![CDATA[Bird Sightings and Alerts :: Re: Takaka Dabchicks - total of 5 on 27 Aug 2018 :: Reply by Mtn Breeze]]> https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7915&p=37759#p37759

I never did get back for a second look so not sure if it is still there.

no_email@example.com (Mtn Breeze) https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7915&p=37759#p37759 Sat, 01 Sep 2018 09:55:32 +1200 https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7915&p=37759#p37759
<![CDATA[Bird Sightings and Alerts :: Re: Takaka Dabchicks - total of 5 on 27 Aug 2018 :: Reply by Michael Szabo]]> https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7915&p=37770#p37770 https://www.waikatoregion.govt.nz/servi ... r-turtles/]]> no_email@example.com (Michael Szabo) https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7915&p=37770#p37770 Mon, 03 Sep 2018 12:14:58 +1200 https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7915&p=37770#p37770 <![CDATA[Bird Sightings and Alerts :: Re: Takaka Dabchicks - total of 5 on 27 Aug 2018 :: Reply by Neil Fitzgerald]]> https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7915&p=37777#p37777 no_email@example.com (Neil Fitzgerald) https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7915&p=37777#p37777 Tue, 04 Sep 2018 20:53:12 +1200 https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7915&p=37777#p37777 <![CDATA[Bird Sightings and Alerts :: Re: Takaka Dabchicks - total of 5 on 27 Aug 2018 :: Reply by David Riddell]]> https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7915&p=37779#p37779 no_email@example.com (David Riddell) https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7915&p=37779#p37779 Wed, 05 Sep 2018 09:06:34 +1200 https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7915&p=37779#p37779 <![CDATA[Bird Sightings and Alerts :: NZ Red-billed Gull found in Australia :: Author Michael Szabo]]> https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7928&p=37782#p37782
https://www.triplem.com.au/news/coffs-c ... irect=true]]>
no_email@example.com (Michael Szabo) https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7928&p=37782#p37782 Wed, 05 Sep 2018 11:53:21 +1200 https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7928&p=37782#p37782
<![CDATA[Bird Sightings and Alerts :: Re: NZ Red-billed Gull found in Australia :: Reply by fras444]]> https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7928&p=37783#p37783 Have sliver gulls ever been seen here?]]> no_email@example.com (fras444) https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7928&p=37783#p37783 Wed, 05 Sep 2018 12:13:01 +1200 https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7928&p=37783#p37783 <![CDATA[Bird Sightings and Alerts :: Re: NZ Red-billed Gull found in Australia :: Reply by Neil Fitzgerald]]> https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7928&p=37785#p37785 no_email@example.com (Neil Fitzgerald) https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7928&p=37785#p37785 Wed, 05 Sep 2018 19:59:45 +1200 https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7928&p=37785#p37785 <![CDATA[Bird Sightings and Alerts :: Re: NZ Red-billed Gull found in Australia :: Reply by Neil Fitzgerald]]> https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7928&p=37786#p37786 viewtopic.php?p=35332#p35332).

no_email@example.com (Neil Fitzgerald) https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7928&p=37786#p37786 Wed, 05 Sep 2018 20:01:49 +1200 https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7928&p=37786#p37786
<![CDATA[Bird Sightings and Alerts :: Re: Glossy Ibis, Hauraki :: Reply by Grahame]]> https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7883&p=37688#p37688 Cheers,
no_email@example.com (Grahame) https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7883&p=37688#p37688 Fri, 24 Aug 2018 18:32:19 +1200 https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7883&p=37688#p37688
<![CDATA[Bird Sightings and Alerts :: Re: Glossy Ibis, Hauraki :: Reply by phil hammond]]> https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7883&p=37780#p37780
The Marsh Sand was with Godwits Wrybill and Stilts in the flooded paddock and didn't show until it flew in with 57 Godwits half an hour after high tide. It was still there 2 hours later. 38 Spoonbill.

A Black-tailed Godwit has been seen here 2 or 3 months ago, but all Godwits were Bar-tailed yesterday

The Ibis was with the Cattle Egret flock in green paddocks at all times.

Phil Hammond
Wrybill Birding Tours NZ
Great birds. Real Birders]]>
no_email@example.com (phil hammond) https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7883&p=37780#p37780 Wed, 05 Sep 2018 09:43:37 +1200 https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7883&p=37780#p37780
<![CDATA[Bird Sightings and Alerts :: Re: Glossy Ibis, Hauraki :: Reply by wghabbott]]> https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7883&p=37797#p37797 no_email@example.com (wghabbott) https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7883&p=37797#p37797 Sun, 09 Sep 2018 16:00:51 +1200 https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7883&p=37797#p37797 <![CDATA[Bird Sightings and Alerts :: Re: Australian Wood Duck - Mapua Nelson. :: Reply by ledzep]]> https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=5523&p=37807#p37807


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no_email@example.com (ledzep) https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=5523&p=37807#p37807 Wed, 12 Sep 2018 21:21:03 +1200 https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=5523&p=37807#p37807
<![CDATA[Bird Sightings and Alerts :: White headed Blackbird :: Author Nev Brook]]> https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7927&p=37781#p37781
I have tried to post a photograph but am not sure how to on this site. Let me know if you would like to see a photograph together with instructions on how to upload.

Neville Brook]]>
no_email@example.com (Nev Brook) https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7927&p=37781#p37781 Wed, 05 Sep 2018 10:06:50 +1200 https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7927&p=37781#p37781
<![CDATA[Bird Sightings and Alerts :: Re: White headed Blackbird :: Reply by Neil Fitzgerald]]> https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7927&p=37784#p37784 Welcome to the forum.
This thread explains how to add photos: viewtopic.php?f=5&t=5744]]>
no_email@example.com (Neil Fitzgerald) https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7927&p=37784#p37784 Wed, 05 Sep 2018 19:47:43 +1200 https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7927&p=37784#p37784
<![CDATA[Bird Sightings and Alerts :: Re: White headed Blackbird :: Reply by Richard Fenner]]> https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7927&p=37789#p37789 Cheers
no_email@example.com (Richard Fenner) https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7927&p=37789#p37789 Fri, 07 Sep 2018 10:40:33 +1200 https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7927&p=37789#p37789
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no_email@example.com (Paul Gibson) https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7927&p=37810#p37810 Thu, 13 Sep 2018 11:58:05 +1200 https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7927&p=37810#p37810
<![CDATA[Bird Sightings and Alerts :: Godwit arrivals :: Author andrewcrossland]]> https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7932&p=37798#p37798 no_email@example.com (andrewcrossland) https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7932&p=37798#p37798 Sun, 09 Sep 2018 22:37:03 +1200 https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7932&p=37798#p37798 <![CDATA[Bird Sightings and Alerts :: Re: Godwit arrivals :: Reply by andrewcrossland]]> https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7932&p=37799#p37799 no_email@example.com (andrewcrossland) https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7932&p=37799#p37799 Mon, 10 Sep 2018 19:40:05 +1200 https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7932&p=37799#p37799 <![CDATA[Bird Sightings and Alerts :: Re: Godwit arrivals :: Reply by Oscar Thomas]]> https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7932&p=37800#p37800


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no_email@example.com (Oscar Thomas) https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7932&p=37800#p37800 Mon, 10 Sep 2018 22:31:42 +1200 https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7932&p=37800#p37800
<![CDATA[Bird Sightings and Alerts :: Re: Godwit arrivals :: Reply by Clinton9]]> https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7932&p=37801#p37801 no_email@example.com (Clinton9) https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7932&p=37801#p37801 Tue, 11 Sep 2018 15:17:55 +1200 https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7932&p=37801#p37801 <![CDATA[Bird Sightings and Alerts :: Re: Godwit arrivals :: Reply by Oscar Thomas]]> https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7932&p=37802#p37802 no_email@example.com (Oscar Thomas) https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7932&p=37802#p37802 Tue, 11 Sep 2018 16:18:54 +1200 https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7932&p=37802#p37802 <![CDATA[Bird Sightings and Alerts :: Re: Godwit arrivals :: Reply by kengeorge]]> https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7932&p=37804#p37804 no_email@example.com (kengeorge) https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7932&p=37804#p37804 Wed, 12 Sep 2018 11:03:52 +1200 https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7932&p=37804#p37804 <![CDATA[Bird Sightings and Alerts :: Re: Godwit arrivals :: Reply by philbattley]]> https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7932&p=37805#p37805 Phil]]> no_email@example.com (philbattley) https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7932&p=37805#p37805 Wed, 12 Sep 2018 13:48:50 +1200 https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7932&p=37805#p37805 <![CDATA[Bird Sightings and Alerts :: Re: Godwit arrivals :: Reply by Ian Southey]]> https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7932&p=37806#p37806
no_email@example.com (Ian Southey) https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7932&p=37806#p37806 Wed, 12 Sep 2018 20:25:29 +1200 https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7932&p=37806#p37806
<![CDATA[Bird Sightings and Alerts :: Re: Godwit arrivals :: Reply by haggarty]]> https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7932&p=37811#p37811 no_email@example.com (haggarty) https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7932&p=37811#p37811 Thu, 13 Sep 2018 15:05:37 +1200 https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7932&p=37811#p37811 <![CDATA[Bird Sightings and Alerts :: Re: Godwit arrivals :: Reply by andrewcrossland]]> https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7932&p=37812#p37812 no_email@example.com (andrewcrossland) https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7932&p=37812#p37812 Thu, 13 Sep 2018 22:03:23 +1200 https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7932&p=37812#p37812 <![CDATA[Bird Sightings and Alerts :: Re: Godwit arrivals :: Reply by andrewcrossland]]> https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7932&p=37813#p37813 no_email@example.com (andrewcrossland) https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7932&p=37813#p37813 Fri, 14 Sep 2018 23:58:07 +1200 https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7932&p=37813#p37813 <![CDATA[Bird Sightings and Alerts :: Re: Godwit arrivals :: Reply by philbattley]]> https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7932&p=37817#p37817
Dan Ruthrauff from Alaska reports surprisingly low numbers of birds in a census last week, which raises the possibility that tens of thousands had just left, so it'd be great to get decent counts from around NZ over the coming week to see if this is a possible explanation or not.

Cheers, Phil]]>
no_email@example.com (philbattley) https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7932&p=37817#p37817 Sat, 15 Sep 2018 10:26:55 +1200 https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7932&p=37817#p37817
<![CDATA[Bird Sightings and Alerts :: Re: Godwit arrivals :: Reply by Paul Gibson]]> https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7932&p=37818#p37818


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no_email@example.com (Paul Gibson) https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7932&p=37818#p37818 Sat, 15 Sep 2018 13:17:52 +1200 https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7932&p=37818#p37818
<![CDATA[Bird Sightings and Alerts :: Re: Godwit arrivals :: Reply by rukuhia]]> https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7932&p=37819#p37819 no_email@example.com (rukuhia) https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7932&p=37819#p37819 Sat, 15 Sep 2018 17:05:19 +1200 https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7932&p=37819#p37819 <![CDATA[Bird Sightings and Alerts :: Re: Godwit arrivals :: Reply by Tim Barnard]]> https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7932&p=37820#p37820 51 and 73 respectively.
no_email@example.com (Tim Barnard) https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7932&p=37820#p37820 Sat, 15 Sep 2018 17:43:20 +1200 https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7932&p=37820#p37820
<![CDATA[Bird Sightings and Alerts :: Re: Jan 12--Hoary-headed Grebe at Elterwater :: Reply by Allanm]]> https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7477&p=37707#p37707 Cheers, Allan]]> no_email@example.com (Allanm) https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7477&p=37707#p37707 Sun, 26 Aug 2018 20:33:43 +1200 https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7477&p=37707#p37707 <![CDATA[Bird Sightings and Alerts :: Re: Jan 12--Hoary-headed Grebe at Elterwater :: Reply by ledzep]]> https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7477&p=37808#p37808


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no_email@example.com (ledzep) https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7477&p=37808#p37808 Wed, 12 Sep 2018 21:23:17 +1200 https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7477&p=37808#p37808
<![CDATA[Bird Sightings and Alerts :: Re: Jan 12--Hoary-headed Grebe at Elterwater :: Reply by Olwen]]> https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7477&p=37821#p37821 no_email@example.com (Olwen) https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7477&p=37821#p37821 Sun, 16 Sep 2018 00:15:47 +1200 https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7477&p=37821#p37821 <![CDATA[Bird Sightings and Alerts :: Re: miranda today :: Reply by Grahame]]> https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=4177&p=37776#p37776
Spring is here

no_email@example.com (Grahame) https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=4177&p=37776#p37776 Tue, 04 Sep 2018 16:40:33 +1200 https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=4177&p=37776#p37776
<![CDATA[Bird Sightings and Alerts :: Re: miranda today :: Reply by Grahame]]> https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=4177&p=37833#p37833 Grahame]]> no_email@example.com (Grahame) https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=4177&p=37833#p37833 Tue, 18 Sep 2018 18:35:33 +1200 https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=4177&p=37833#p37833 <![CDATA[Bird Sightings and Alerts :: Turnstone at Washdyke Lagoon :: Author Paul Sagar]]> https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7934&p=37842#p37842
Other waders recorded were: 2 Black-fronted Dotterels, 5 Banded Dotterels, 4 Wrybills, 3 Spur-winged Plovers, 2 SIPOs, 28 VOCs, 1 hybrid stilt, and 129 Pied Stilts.]]>
no_email@example.com (Paul Sagar) https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7934&p=37842#p37842 Thu, 20 Sep 2018 12:16:57 +1200 https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7934&p=37842#p37842
<![CDATA[Bird Sightings and Alerts :: 2 x Far Eastern Curlew-- Waionui Inlet :: Author phil hammond]]> https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7935&p=37843#p37843
If anyone who has not been there before [it's at the top of the South Kaipara peninsular] is considering going, please be aware;

1--the private road through the forest is not always open--sometimes closed because the air force is dropping bombs, sometimes for fire danger, and sometimes for other reasons ----you need to ring the air force at Whenuapai to find out if the road is closed

2--The road through the forest is at the moment deeply potholed and subsided in places---I have 4 wheel drive and most importantly 230mm of ground clearance ---in a vehicle with less ground clearance you might get there but might do damage or get stuck

3--you might consider going for the first time with someone who knows where the quicksand is, where unexploded bombs could be, and how the tide runs [sorry I'm not volunteering]---it can be an unforgiving place

Phil Hammond
Wrybill Birding Tours NZ
Great Birds, Real Birders]]>
no_email@example.com (phil hammond) https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7935&p=37843#p37843 Thu, 20 Sep 2018 21:36:49 +1200 https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7935&p=37843#p37843
<![CDATA[Bird Sightings and Alerts :: Re: Red-billed gulls Wairaka Rock - Pukerua Bay :: Reply by Jim_j]]> https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7218&p=37743#p37743 Certainly not the density I've seen in the past but maybe early days.
Will be interesting to see how the colony progresses - two year earlier the colony was abandoned mid-season.

Also first Reef Heron I've seen in Pukerua Bay for a year or two - back in the favoured spot just past the bridge & old gun emplacement.

no_email@example.com (Jim_j) https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7218&p=37743#p37743 Thu, 30 Aug 2018 13:02:28 +1200 https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7218&p=37743#p37743
<![CDATA[Bird Sightings and Alerts :: Re: Red-billed gulls Wairaka Rock - Pukerua Bay :: Reply by Clinton9]]> https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7218&p=37745#p37745
Last year on 22/9/17 I checked the body of freshly dead adult female Red-billed gull and found it had lots of growing feathers, this shown me if this bird were alive, it would finish its prebreeding moulting by late October.]]>
no_email@example.com (Clinton9) https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7218&p=37745#p37745 Thu, 30 Aug 2018 16:54:26 +1200 https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7218&p=37745#p37745
<![CDATA[Bird Sightings and Alerts :: Re: Red-billed gulls Wairaka Rock - Pukerua Bay :: Reply by Jim_j]]> https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7218&p=37845#p37845
no_email@example.com (Jim_j) https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7218&p=37845#p37845 Fri, 21 Sep 2018 10:33:10 +1200 https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7218&p=37845#p37845
<![CDATA[Bird Sightings and Alerts :: NZ Dabchick Breeding again Taylor Dam. :: Author Bill F Cash]]> https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7937&p=37847#p37847


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no_email@example.com (Bill F Cash) https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7937&p=37847#p37847 Fri, 21 Sep 2018 17:08:01 +1200 https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7937&p=37847#p37847
<![CDATA[Bird Sightings and Alerts :: Re: NZ Dabchick Breeding again Taylor Dam. :: Reply by Mtn Breeze]]> https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7937&p=37850#p37850 Also havnt seen the marsh crake for about a year now ?
no_email@example.com (Mtn Breeze) https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7937&p=37850#p37850 Fri, 21 Sep 2018 23:02:50 +1200 https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7937&p=37850#p37850
<![CDATA[Bird Sightings and Alerts :: Black Great cormorant :: Author kelly111]]> https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7938&p=37851#p37851 no_email@example.com (kelly111) https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7938&p=37851#p37851 Sat, 22 Sep 2018 07:34:13 +1200 https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7938&p=37851#p37851 <![CDATA[Bird Sightings and Alerts :: Re: Black Great cormorant :: Reply by RussCannings]]> https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7938&p=37852#p37852
You may recall this thread?
This specific forum is for bird sightings so better to stick to the General Discussion area.

no_email@example.com (RussCannings) https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7938&p=37852#p37852 Sat, 22 Sep 2018 08:05:36 +1200 https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7938&p=37852#p37852
<![CDATA[Bird Sightings and Alerts :: 18 Glossy Ibis, Wairau Lagoons :: Author Nikki McArthur]]> https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7936&p=37846#p37846
I was at the Wairau Lagoons (Hardings Rd) today, and a flock of EIGHTEEN glossy ibis flew across the walking track and landed amongst the royal spoonbills nesting on the island in the sewage pond.

A quick look on eBird tells me this is now the highest single count of glossy ibis recorded in eBird for NZ - the previous record was a flock of 15 birds seen by Imogen Warren at Foxton Estuary on the 8th April, 2017. The previous highest count in eBird for the Wairau Lagoons was 8 birds seen by Neil Robertson on the 1st December, 2017, and Will Parsons reported 9 birds on this forum, on October 25th, 2017.

no_email@example.com (Nikki McArthur) https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7936&p=37846#p37846 Fri, 21 Sep 2018 16:22:59 +1200 https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7936&p=37846#p37846
<![CDATA[Bird Sightings and Alerts :: Re: 18 Glossy Ibis, Wairau Lagoons :: Reply by Nikki McArthur]]> https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7936&p=37856#p37856 no_email@example.com (Nikki McArthur) https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7936&p=37856#p37856 Sat, 22 Sep 2018 11:05:46 +1200 https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7936&p=37856#p37856 <![CDATA[Bird Sightings and Alerts :: Rarangi Beach seawatching :: Author Nikki McArthur]]> https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7942&p=37859#p37859
This is a very belated response to Russ Canning's call for reports on favourite seawatching spots from around NZ:


A few months ago I moved to Rarangi Beach, just north of Blenheim. My living room has a large bay window that looks straight out into Cloudy Bay, with Wellington, and the Makara Windfarm visible to the ENE, and Cape Campbell visible to the SSE. Although the view is pretty magic, I was initially a bit pessimistic about the birding potential, as I'm situated in the broad, sweeping hollow of Cloudy Bay so not exactly the best spot to be picking up some of the more pelagic seabird species.

However, repeated seawatches over the last few months have really paid off, and I've managed to accumulate a pretty nice "living room" bird list so far (Not to mention that I'm doing my seawatching from my couch, with the heat pump set to a balmy 25 degrees, and a cup of freshly-brewed coffee in my hand - no trekking out to blustery, windswept headlands for me!). Here's an annotated checklist of what I've managed to spot so far:

Black swan: Two birds seen sitting on the water just offshore, on one occasion
White-capped albatross: Occasional distant views on windier days, plus closer views of birds trailing along behind the occasional trawler
Black-browed/Campbell albatross: Seen once or twice trailing along behind trawlers
Northern Giant Petrel; Seen regularly close to shore, particularly on windier days. On one recent day with a 4-5 metre swell, 10 NGPs were sitting on the water just offshore
Fluttering shearwater: Seen regularly
Hutton's shearwater: Large numbers seen occasionally over the last couple of weeks. Remarkably, last weekend I was up in the Seaward Kaikouras helping to catch and spraypaint 2000 Hutton's shearwaters as part of a census being carried out by DoC and the Hutton's Shearwater Charitable Trust. The day after I returned home, I estimated around 10,000 Hutton's sheawater flew past my house, including one of our spray-painted birds!
Australasian gannet Single birds seen occasionally
Pied shag: Single birds occasionally seen
Spotted Shag: Single birds and small flocks seen flying along the coast most days, regular flights of birds heading south in the early morning, and north in the late afternoon
Australasian Harrier: Seen regularly, including birds that seem to be coming in off the ocean, possibly having crossed Cook Strait
Spur-winged plover: Seen on foreshore on a handful of occasions
Variable oystercatcher: Seen regularly flying along foreshore.
SI pied oystercatcher: One bird seen loitering on the beach on one occasion
Black-backed gull: Seen every day. Spend a great deal of time dropping clams and other shellfish onto the gravel shore to break them open.
Red-billed gull: Seen most days, sometimes in large numbers
Black-billed gull: Seen occasionally
Black-fronted tern: The most common species of tern that I've recorded in the first three months living here, which is quite a novelty for a North Islander! Encounter rates for this species have dropped away in the last 6 weeks or so though, as most birds make their way up the rivers for breeding.
White-fronted tern: Seen occasionally in ones and twos
Caspian tern: Single birds occasionally seen, foraging along beach
NZ falcon: Large female with a gammy leg seen on the foreshore on two occasions
Rock Pigeon: Seen flying in off the ocean on a couple of occasions - having flown across Cook Strait?
Sacred kingfisher: heard or seen regularly on the foreshore. Seen catching skinks from among driftwood
Bellbird: Heard calling most days
Tui: Heard calling on a couple of occasions
Grey warbler: Heard and seen occasionally
Australian magpie: Occasionally seen on the foreshore
Fantail: Heard and seen regularly on the foreshore
Skylark: Heard most days
Welcome swallow: Small numbers of birds seen hawking for insects along the foreshore in early morning and late afternoon, most days
Silvereye: Seen on foreshore most days
Blackbird: Seen on foreshore most days
Song Thrush: Seen on the foreshore on two occasions
Starling: Seen every day; nesting in my roof.
Dunnock: Heard or seen most days.
Chaffinch: Seen on foreshore most days
Goldfinch: Seen on foreshore most days
Greenfinch: Seen on foreshore most days
Redpoll: Seen on foreshore most days
Cirl Bunting: One very bright male seen on the foreshore on one occasion. Remarkably, I haven't yet spotted a yellowhammer!
House sparrow: Seen every day; nesting in my roof.

NZ fur seal: Single seals occasionally seen mucking around in the surf
Hector's dolphin: One individual seen just offshore, on one occasion

no_email@example.com (Nikki McArthur) https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7942&p=37859#p37859 Sat, 22 Sep 2018 14:36:40 +1200 https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7942&p=37859#p37859
<![CDATA[Bird Sightings and Alerts :: Re: Rarangi Beach seawatching :: Reply by RussCannings]]> https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7942&p=37861#p37861 ]]> no_email@example.com (RussCannings) https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7942&p=37861#p37861 Sat, 22 Sep 2018 15:09:27 +1200 https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7942&p=37861#p37861 <![CDATA[Bird Sightings and Alerts :: Little Waihi - Update :: Author Tim Barnard]]> https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7944&p=37862#p37862 All the best
no_email@example.com (Tim Barnard) https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7944&p=37862#p37862 Sat, 22 Sep 2018 16:03:37 +1200 https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7944&p=37862#p37862
<![CDATA[Bird Sightings and Alerts :: Shining Cuckoos 2018 :: Author Ian Southey]]> https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7914&p=37710#p37710
no_email@example.com (Ian Southey) https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7914&p=37710#p37710 Mon, 27 Aug 2018 08:57:39 +1200 https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7914&p=37710#p37710
<![CDATA[Bird Sightings and Alerts :: Re: Shining Cuckoos 2018 :: Reply by Neil Fitzgerald]]> https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7914&p=37716#p37716 no_email@example.com (Neil Fitzgerald) https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7914&p=37716#p37716 Mon, 27 Aug 2018 18:51:38 +1200 https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7914&p=37716#p37716 <![CDATA[Bird Sightings and Alerts :: Re: Shining Cuckoos 2018 :: Reply by Ian Southey]]> https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7914&p=37717#p37717
There were about three fairly long sets of whistles this morning. Not a thrush.

no_email@example.com (Ian Southey) https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7914&p=37717#p37717 Mon, 27 Aug 2018 19:24:17 +1200 https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7914&p=37717#p37717
<![CDATA[Bird Sightings and Alerts :: Re: Shining Cuckoos 2018 :: Reply by Neil Fitzgerald]]> https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7914&p=37719#p37719 no_email@example.com (Neil Fitzgerald) https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7914&p=37719#p37719 Mon, 27 Aug 2018 20:05:28 +1200 https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7914&p=37719#p37719 <![CDATA[Bird Sightings and Alerts :: Re: Shining Cuckoos 2018 :: Reply by John Winters]]> https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7914&p=37741#p37741 First couple of days was only the ascending call then changed to full calls.
I think it is just the one bird and is heard most days.

no_email@example.com (John Winters) https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7914&p=37741#p37741 Thu, 30 Aug 2018 10:48:08 +1200 https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7914&p=37741#p37741
<![CDATA[Bird Sightings and Alerts :: Re: Shining Cuckoos 2018 :: Reply by BombayDave]]> https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7914&p=37823#p37823 no_email@example.com (BombayDave) https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7914&p=37823#p37823 Sun, 16 Sep 2018 19:30:10 +1200 https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7914&p=37823#p37823 <![CDATA[Bird Sightings and Alerts :: Re: Shining Cuckoos 2018 :: Reply by Ian Southey]]> https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7914&p=37825#p37825
no_email@example.com (Ian Southey) https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7914&p=37825#p37825 Sun, 16 Sep 2018 20:25:48 +1200 https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7914&p=37825#p37825
<![CDATA[Bird Sightings and Alerts :: Re: Shining Cuckoos 2018 :: Reply by RussCannings]]> https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7914&p=37827#p37827 ]]> no_email@example.com (RussCannings) https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7914&p=37827#p37827 Mon, 17 Sep 2018 16:55:23 +1200 https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7914&p=37827#p37827 <![CDATA[Bird Sightings and Alerts :: Re: Shining Cuckoos 2018 :: Reply by Jim_j]]> https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7914&p=37828#p37828
no_email@example.com (Jim_j) https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7914&p=37828#p37828 Mon, 17 Sep 2018 20:38:28 +1200 https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7914&p=37828#p37828
<![CDATA[Bird Sightings and Alerts :: Re: Shining Cuckoos 2018 :: Reply by kengeorge]]> https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7914&p=37829#p37829 no_email@example.com (kengeorge) https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7914&p=37829#p37829 Tue, 18 Sep 2018 05:54:38 +1200 https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7914&p=37829#p37829 <![CDATA[Bird Sightings and Alerts :: Re: Shining Cuckoos 2018 :: Reply by simon.fordham]]> https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7914&p=37832#p37832 no_email@example.com (simon.fordham) https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7914&p=37832#p37832 Tue, 18 Sep 2018 11:47:41 +1200 https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7914&p=37832#p37832 <![CDATA[Bird Sightings and Alerts :: Re: Shining Cuckoos 2018 :: Reply by Weka1]]> https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7914&p=37844#p37844 First call morning 21 September 2018.
Over the last 10 years mid September seems usual for first call in this reserve.
I would have expected a record of first song moving from north to south, but maybe not so.
Saw a bird flying with the jizz of a Shining cuckoo on 18 September, so it is possible bird may arrive well before first song?]]>
no_email@example.com (Weka1) https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7914&p=37844#p37844 Fri, 21 Sep 2018 09:39:37 +1200 https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7914&p=37844#p37844
<![CDATA[Bird Sightings and Alerts :: Re: Shining Cuckoos 2018 :: Reply by RussCannings]]> https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7914&p=37853#p37853
I've often wondered about their migration strategy. It always seems that one is reported in August by someone then nothing for a couple weeks then random reports all around the country and by the first week if October they're everywhere. I would guess that legitimate August detections are overwintering birds. Presumably these birds are leaving the wintering grounds under favourable wind conditions as opposed to instinctual day-light triggers like longer-distance insectivors? Then they might fly nearly direct to their breeding grounds which could explain the lack of an arrival pattern. It's also not like we're really coordinating detection efforts. It would be interesting to compare nocturnal flight call survey data from say the Kaitaia area to that of the Tararuas or further south (in terms if first detection and frequency).

Still cuckooless in Morrinsville!

no_email@example.com (RussCannings) https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7914&p=37853#p37853 Sat, 22 Sep 2018 08:16:18 +1200 https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7914&p=37853#p37853
<![CDATA[Bird Sightings and Alerts :: Re: Shining Cuckoos 2018 :: Reply by Ian Southey]]> https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7914&p=37864#p37864
Some background reading

http://rsnz.natlib.govt.nz/volume/rsnz_ ... 05730.html

https://www.notornis.osnz.org.nz/system ... is_6_4.pdf go to p. 121.

https://www.notornis.osnz.org.nz/system ... is_5_6.pdf go to p. 192

I'm sure there's more

no_email@example.com (Ian Southey) https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7914&p=37864#p37864 Sat, 22 Sep 2018 17:13:16 +1200 https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7914&p=37864#p37864
<![CDATA[Priority Alerts :: False alerts :: Author Neil Fitzgerald]]> https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=7910&p=37687#p37687 no_email@example.com (Neil Fitzgerald) https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=7910&p=37687#p37687 Fri, 24 Aug 2018 18:12:52 +1200 https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=7910&p=37687#p37687 <![CDATA[Birding Events :: Re: Chatham Island :: Reply by Olwen]]> https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=7902&p=37689#p37689 no_email@example.com (Olwen) https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=7902&p=37689#p37689 Fri, 24 Aug 2018 22:30:25 +1200 https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=7902&p=37689#p37689 <![CDATA[Birding Events :: Global Shorebird Counting :: Author Neil Fitzgerald]]> https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=7925&p=37766#p37766 Some info here:
https://worldshorebirdsday.wordpress.co ... dcounting/

And in this PDF:
no_email@example.com (Neil Fitzgerald) https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=7925&p=37766#p37766 Sun, 02 Sep 2018 14:13:40 +1200 https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=7925&p=37766#p37766
<![CDATA[Birding Events :: Re: Tutukaka Pelagic Seabird Trips - 7 October & 4 November 2018 :: Reply by Neil Fitzgerald]]> https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=7906&p=37692#p37692 Cheers
no_email@example.com (Neil Fitzgerald) https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=7906&p=37692#p37692 Sat, 25 Aug 2018 08:13:24 +1200 https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=7906&p=37692#p37692
<![CDATA[Birding Events :: Re: Tutukaka Pelagic Seabird Trips - 7 October & 4 November 2018 :: Reply by ourspot]]> https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=7906&p=37788#p37788
The 7th October trip currently has 3 spaces available.

Cheers Scott
021 322 324 | scott@ourspot.nz]]>
no_email@example.com (ourspot) https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=7906&p=37788#p37788 Thu, 06 Sep 2018 20:58:51 +1200 https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=7906&p=37788#p37788
<![CDATA[Birding Events :: Re: Tutukaka Pelagic Seabird Trips - 7 October & 4 November 2018 :: Reply by ourspot]]> https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=7906&p=37840#p37840
Cheers Scott
021 322 324 | scott@ourspot.nz]]>
no_email@example.com (ourspot) https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=7906&p=37840#p37840 Thu, 20 Sep 2018 08:32:35 +1200 https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=7906&p=37840#p37840
<![CDATA[Birding Events :: eBird Global Big Day - 6th October 2018 :: Author Nikki McArthur]]> https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=7940&p=37857#p37857
The Cornell Lab of Ornithology is organising another eBird Global Big Day for the 6th of October. This date has been deliberately chosen to suit Southern Hemisphere birders (Yay!), as in previous years these GBD events have tended to be held in May:

Every year for the last four years Global Big Day has set new heights for a single day of birding. This massively international collaborative birding event has been so great we want to have another worldwide eBird Big Day in October. Why October? Because spring is rejuvenating the southern hemisphere and the northern reaches of the world are in the midst of migration. No matter where you are, we’re confident you can find some great birds on 6 October. Let’s see what we can find together on the first October Big Day!

These events are a great excuse to get out birding, either on your own or as part of a team. You can also choose to take either a competitive or cooperative approach, depending on whether you want go for an individual 'Big Day' record, or whether you want to target local or regional endemics, to ensure they get onto the worldwide 'Big Day' list.

For more information on how to get involved, visit: https://ebird.org/news/october-big-day-6-october-2018

If you are planning to get out and about on the 6th, please do consider posting a report of your efforts here, it'll be interesting to hear what everyone gets up to!

I haven't decided what I'll be doing yet...probably a Marlborough Big Day effort (glossy ibis, hoary-headed grebe, king shag...)

Best wishes,
no_email@example.com (Nikki McArthur) https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=7940&p=37857#p37857 Sat, 22 Sep 2018 13:36:24 +1200 https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=7940&p=37857#p37857
<![CDATA[South Pacific Birds :: Re: Lord Howe Birding :: Reply by Pete McClelland]]> https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=2698&p=37764#p37764 no_email@example.com (Pete McClelland) https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=2698&p=37764#p37764 Sun, 02 Sep 2018 09:39:19 +1200 https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=2698&p=37764#p37764 <![CDATA[South Pacific Birds :: Niue's lonely duck :: Author Neil Fitzgerald]]> https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=7931&p=37795#p37795 https://www.radionz.co.nz/national/prog ... ck-in-niue]]> no_email@example.com (Neil Fitzgerald) https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=7931&p=37795#p37795 Sat, 08 Sep 2018 09:48:41 +1200 https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=7931&p=37795#p37795 <![CDATA[Other Natural History :: Whip Spider :: Author flossiepip]]> https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=7933&p=37826#p37826 Looks to be male about 1mm wide 10mm long. So if anyone has any more information on it that would be great.


P9143529_1.JPG (153.02 KiB)

no_email@example.com (flossiepip) https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=7933&p=37826#p37826 Mon, 17 Sep 2018 13:05:19 +1200 https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=7933&p=37826#p37826
<![CDATA[Other Natural History :: Re: Whip Spider :: Reply by David Riddell]]> https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=7933&p=37830#p37830 https://www.doc.govt.nz/Documents/getti ... piders.xls), so it looks like this is not at all well known.]]> no_email@example.com (David Riddell) https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=7933&p=37830#p37830 Tue, 18 Sep 2018 08:27:25 +1200 https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=7933&p=37830#p37830 <![CDATA[Other Natural History :: Re: Whip Spider :: Reply by flossiepip]]> https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=7933&p=37831#p37831 ]]> no_email@example.com (flossiepip) https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=7933&p=37831#p37831 Tue, 18 Sep 2018 08:56:43 +1200 https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=7933&p=37831#p37831 <![CDATA[Other Natural History :: Re: Whip Spider :: Reply by David Riddell]]> https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=7933&p=37834#p37834 Ariamnes triangulatus is a NZ species, looking at that Urquhart 1887 paper (http://rsnz.natlib.govt.nz/volume/rsnz_ ... 002350.pdf, p.7) it's an original description, and the few other mentions of the species I can find give its range as New Zealand, no mention of Australia that I can see. Says it frequents Leptospermum, and gives Te Karaka as a locality. I'm a bit puzzled though, because Urquhart's illustration (Plate VIII, Fig. 6) shows a spider with a much less elongated abdomen than your one, very like an Argyrodes. The illustration is of a female, but Urquhart says the male's abdomen "does not differ essentially from female in form or coloration".

Looking at some Ariamnes pictures online, some of them definitely look like yours (e.g. https://www.flickr.com/photos/nickadel/22789649421), while others look more like Urquhart's illustration (e.g. https://nature.berkeley.edu/~gillespie/ ... rodes.html - this page also has some elongated ones, and also talks about Argyrodes, but the "A. alepeleke" that is illustrated is an Ariamnes apparently, even though it has an Argyrodes-like abdomen).

Ariamnes triangulatus is the only species in the genus listed in The NZ Inventory of Biodiversity (spelled as Arianme triangulatus).

So in summary, as far as I can make out, your spider definitely definitely looks like an Ariamnes, but it may be some species other than triangulatus, unless that species is more variable than Urquhart realised. So maybe yours is a new record for NZ? There's an Australian species, A. colubrinus, that's supposed to be quite common and could conceivably balloon over, but it looks like it's even more elongated than yours, nor is the colour quite right - http://www.bowerbird.org.au/observations/53345. There's at least one other Australian species, A. flagellum, but that doesn't look quite right either.]]>
no_email@example.com (David Riddell) https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=7933&p=37834#p37834 Tue, 18 Sep 2018 19:57:46 +1200 https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=7933&p=37834#p37834
<![CDATA[Other Natural History :: Re: Whip Spider :: Reply by flossiepip]]> https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=7933&p=37835#p37835 no_email@example.com (flossiepip) https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=7933&p=37835#p37835 Tue, 18 Sep 2018 22:28:44 +1200 https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=7933&p=37835#p37835 <![CDATA[Other Natural History :: Re: Whip Spider :: Reply by flossiepip]]> https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=7933&p=37836#p37836 no_email@example.com (flossiepip) https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=7933&p=37836#p37836 Wed, 19 Sep 2018 08:17:01 +1200 https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=7933&p=37836#p37836 <![CDATA[Other Natural History :: Re: Whip Spider :: Reply by Pat Miller]]> https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=7933&p=37837#p37837 Cheerio,
no_email@example.com (Pat Miller) https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=7933&p=37837#p37837 Wed, 19 Sep 2018 13:01:55 +1200 https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=7933&p=37837#p37837
<![CDATA[Other Natural History :: Re: Whip Spider :: Reply by flossiepip]]> https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=7933&p=37838#p37838 P8051792_1.JPGSounds like a Tettagnatha, Long- jawed orbweaver.


P8051792_1.JPG (120.1 KiB)

no_email@example.com (flossiepip) https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=7933&p=37838#p37838 Wed, 19 Sep 2018 14:12:26 +1200 https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=7933&p=37838#p37838
<![CDATA[Other Natural History :: Re: Whip Spider :: Reply by David Riddell]]> https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=7933&p=37839#p37839
flossiepip wrote:If you have the time David a look at the site- Arachne.org.au under Theridiidae Argyrodes may be of interest to you!

What a great site - hope we soon have something similar in NZ. I see Landcare Research has guides to three spider families online already and hopefully others will follow - it's getting easier all the time to find info on obscure critters, but there are still some tricky ones!

I found the Urquhart paper by doing a Google search for Ariamnes triangulatus with Country (under the Tools tab in the menu bar that appears under the Search box when the search results are displayed) set to New Zealand. It only gives four results (one of which is this discussion!), including the DoC Threat Classification spreadsheet, and a National Library link to the Transactions and Proceedings of the New Zealand Institute. That provides a basic HTML display of the paper, with links to images of each individual page. Those images then each have a link to a pdf of the whole paper.

I'm heading down to Gisborne in November, so might see if I can find time to check out some manuka around Te Karaka way. What part of the country did you find yours?]]>
no_email@example.com (David Riddell) https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=7933&p=37839#p37839 Fri, 21 Sep 2018 07:36:30 +1200 https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=7933&p=37839#p37839
<![CDATA[Other Natural History :: Re: Whip Spider :: Reply by flossiepip]]> https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=7933&p=37841#p37841 I found this spider north of Kaeo in the far north Northland. I will continue to search for an id but I do think that this is a common Australian spices that we now have but hopefully we will find a name!]]> no_email@example.com (flossiepip) https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=7933&p=37841#p37841 Thu, 20 Sep 2018 09:16:36 +1200 https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=7933&p=37841#p37841 <![CDATA[Other Natural History :: Re: Whip Spider :: Reply by David Riddell]]> https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=7933&p=37854#p37854 Tetragnatha, mentioned above. Funny how you can go your whole life never coming across a word, then encounter it twice in a week!
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/ ... ing-season]]>
no_email@example.com (David Riddell) https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=7933&p=37854#p37854 Sat, 22 Sep 2018 09:03:21 +1200 https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=7933&p=37854#p37854
<![CDATA[Other Natural History :: Southern Elephant Seal, Ngawi/Cape Palliser :: Author Michael Szabo]]> https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=7943&p=37860#p37860
Link to photo: https://scontent.fpmr1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/ ... e=5C32975C]]>
no_email@example.com (Michael Szabo) https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=7943&p=37860#p37860 Sat, 22 Sep 2018 15:04:56 +1200 https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=7943&p=37860#p37860
<![CDATA[BirdingNZ.net Help :: Re: BirdingNZ will be down for a bit :: Reply by Neil Fitzgerald]]> https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=7879&p=37683#p37683 I still need to apply upgrades to the forum software, but have a bit of work to do to get the customizations working on it first.]]> no_email@example.com (Neil Fitzgerald) https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=7879&p=37683#p37683 Fri, 24 Aug 2018 06:50:04 +1200 https://www.birdingnz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=7879&p=37683#p37683