Weka west of Whakatane

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Cardinal15
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Re: Weka west of Whakatane

Postby Cardinal15 » Sun May 09, 2021 9:28 pm

Am certain i saw a weka (but could have been a pheasant, couldn't check whether it was) west of whakatane just past the Tauranga turn off going towards awakeri on the east part of the road (when driving it). Hope that makes sense ;)

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Re: Weka west of Whakatane

Postby RussCannings » Mon May 10, 2021 10:04 am

Ken George wrote:Yes, 12 years in Pohara, Golden Bay being entertained by the Pohara falcons (who just in the last week or so seemed to have moved off to wherever they go for the winter), and we ourselves are now on the move, heeding the call of the grandchildren. Not exactly sure where yet we'll fetch up in the BOP, but probably Ohope.


Fantastic Ken,

Looking forward to regular reports from around Ohiwa Harbour and further afield.

Russ
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Re: Weka west of Whakatane

Postby Tim Barnard » Tue May 11, 2021 7:03 pm

Kia Ora Cardinal15,
Yes that makes perfect sense. Ken welcome to the BoP. A beautiful region, so much territory to cover. Would be good to catch up sometime.
All the best,
Tim
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Re: Weka west of Whakatane

Postby Neil Fitzgerald » Thu May 13, 2021 4:11 pm

Heard calling on Sisam's station (south of Whakatane) and had one walk across a forestry road while I was having lunch in Omataroa forest a month or so back. An extensive network of pred traps through there (over 10000 ha I think I was told) must help.

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