Tree Martin, Auckland

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Tree Martin, Auckland

Postby FraserGurney » Sun Nov 21, 2021 10:47 am

Peter Mclelland reports a tree martin on Beresford Square in Auckland. EBird checklist link below.

https://ebird.org/atlasnz/checklist/S97836842
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Re: Tree Martin, Auckland

Postby Michael Szabo » Sun Nov 21, 2021 2:57 pm

Harry Boorman reported at 2pm today via Facebook: "I had a 2 hour look and only saw what looked like a welcome swallow with some white flecks on the tail".

If anyone knows Peter McLelland, please ask him if he got any photos of the bird he saw and if so to post them to his eBird report or here.
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Re: Tree Martin, Auckland

Postby Pete McClelland » Sun Nov 21, 2021 6:31 pm

no photos sorry. I was looking down on the bird from above - definite white rump not just flecks on the tail. the bird was back around 3.45
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Re: Tree Martin, Auckland

Postby Nakilad » Thu Nov 25, 2021 7:28 am

Nothing seen this morning. Just a couple of swallow. I did hear a call that nearly sounded like a bellbird but didn't last long enough to be sure.
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Re: Tree Martin, Auckland

Postby phil hammond » Thu Nov 25, 2021 2:17 pm

I've been back on 3 days, each time spending an hour or more there, Harry has also been back several times at different times to me, except the first day . For each of us a handful of swallows but no Martin.
Peter is certain of what he saw.
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Re: Tree Martin, Auckland

Postby Pete McClelland » Thu Nov 25, 2021 8:13 pm

I haven't seen it for 3 days - just the swallows

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