St Anne's Cape Barren Geese

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Re: St Anne's Cape Barren Geese

Postby FraserGurney » Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:45 am

Hi Sav, I saw two CBG at St Anne's on October 23rd last year. They were out on the island in the lagoon, late afternoon.
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Re: St Anne's Cape Barren Geese

Postby sav » Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:58 am

Thanks Fraser,

Thats the last place that I saw 2 as well, but in Nov 2017. So there might still be some lurking about there?

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Re: St Anne's Cape Barren Geese

Postby andrewcrossland » Tue Feb 26, 2019 10:16 pm

a group of us visited St Annes Lagoon last Friday when enroute to and from Kaikoura - no sign of any Cape Barren Geese unfortunately, and also no sign of the Australian Little Grebe that was reported there last year. Oddly, there were in fact very few birds - no big Paradise Shelduck flock, very few shoveler or Grey Teal. Its one of 3 closed game areas in Canterbury (the others being the Rakaia Rivermouth and Ahuriri Lagoon) so there's absolutely no gamebird hunting allowed, but the feel of the place reminded me of a site emptied of birds by shooting. The lagoon is currently full, with no muddy margins - so no B/F Dotterels either.
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Re: St Anne's Cape Barren Geese

Postby Mxyzptlk » Mon Apr 15, 2019 4:38 pm

Anyone been the St Anne's since Andrew's post? Need to drive past late May.
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Re: St Anne's Cape Barren Geese

Postby wazzagonewild » Sun Sep 15, 2019 4:04 pm

A pair of Cape Barren geese are back at St. Anne's Lagoon, with a gosling. They were in the small pond to the right of the entrance. Nice to see them back again.
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Re: St Anne's Cape Barren Geese

Postby sm1979 » Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:44 pm

Talking of Cape Barren Geese... there are at least 5 on a patch of farmland in central Motueka. Between Thorp street and High Street. Just north of Old Wharf Rd. I was there 2 weeks ago and there were 2 pair and at least another one. Spoke to a local resident who said they have been roaming "wild" there for a year or 2.
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Re: St Anne's Cape Barren Geese

Postby Grahame » Thu Sep 19, 2019 6:33 pm

In about four hours searching around the lake and surrounding area in early December last year, we were unable to find then.

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Re: St Anne's Cape Barren Geese

Postby phil hammond » Thu Sep 19, 2019 7:11 pm

Thanks for the news about the tickable St Anne's ones. Hope they are still there in mid November
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Re: St Anne's Cape Barren Geese

Postby Paul Gibson » Fri Sep 27, 2019 12:44 pm

Two adults with one young at St Annes Lagoon this morning. They were at the far end of the lake on right, as you enter from SH1.
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Re: St Anne's Cape Barren Geese

Postby Adam C » Fri Oct 04, 2019 6:49 pm

Nice to see this fuzzy little moa today. Sorry pretty distant and heat hazey but still cool to see.
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