Best place to see spotted shags wellington

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fras444
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Best place to see spotted shags wellington

Postby fras444 » Tue Sep 03, 2019 4:13 pm

I'm here in Wellington for the next few days...
Where is the best place to see spotted shags :D
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Michael Szabo
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Re: Best place to see spotted shags wellington

Postby Michael Szabo » Tue Sep 03, 2019 4:54 pm

A few sometimes roost at the end of Chaffers marina, viewable from outside the back of Te Papa with binos.
Otherwise you really need to go to Matiu/Somes Island on the harbour ferry.
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fras444
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Re: Best place to see spotted shags wellington

Postby fras444 » Wed Sep 04, 2019 8:39 am

Thanks heaps for that. Will have to go check both places out

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