St Anne's Cape Barren Geese

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SomesBirder
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Re: St Anne's Cape Barren Geese

Postby SomesBirder » Sat Oct 05, 2019 9:09 pm

Is it possible that the Cape Barren Goose population at St Anne's Lagoon has all but disappeared because the local council decided to try eradicating them? I seem to recall that that is what happened to the Cape Barren Goose population that existed in Kaipara.
what in god's name is a folly tomo
andrewcrossland
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Re: St Anne's Cape Barren Geese

Postby andrewcrossland » Sun Oct 06, 2019 10:52 pm

A couple of weeks ago Scott Butcher and I noticed one Cape Barren Goose across the road at the yellow spot shown on the map below - so folks out looking for these greese should check out a wider area perhaps? The red lines I've drawn on the map are ridges and slopes on grassy hillsides above the various arms of St Annes Lagoon that CB Geese can some times be found.

CB Goose map.JPG
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