3 Little Egret, 4 white heron Lake Forsyth

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Re: 3 Little Egret, 4 white heron Lake Forsyth

Postby AngryBird45 » Wed Jun 28, 2023 8:49 am

andrewcrossland wrote:3 Little Egrets still at Lake Forsyth - Wairewa. Today's lake full census recorded 4044 wetland birds including also 3 White Herons, 2 NZ Dabchicks now and Crested Grebes increasing to 239 from 191 in both April and May.


What area were the egrets at?
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Re: 3 Little Egret, 4 white heron Lake Forsyth

Postby Jan » Wed Jun 28, 2023 9:26 am

The road between Birdlings and Little River was closed by flooding earlier this morning. Might not be poss to reach Wairewa
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Re: 3 Little Egret, 4 white heron Lake Forsyth

Postby andrewcrossland » Wed Jun 28, 2023 3:08 pm

If you can get through, the Little Egrets were at the top end, on the far side, feeding on the channel edge of the Okana River as it crosses the mudflats.
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Re: 3 Little Egret, 4 white heron Lake Forsyth

Postby Birdman » Tue Apr 23, 2024 4:50 pm

3 Little Egrets have been in Omokoroa continuously from August 2023 and are still here as at 23rd April 2024. Has anyone seen Little Egrets continuously in New Zealand for this length of time. I have many photos of these multiple sightings of the same birds at this location.
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Re: 3 Little Egret, 4 white heron Lake Forsyth

Postby Adam C » Tue Apr 23, 2024 8:39 pm

Pretty sure the ashley birds have been there exactly 1 year. First seen approx Early April last year and still there as we speak. May have been some gaps. Might need to check ebird reports to confirm. Also originally a single bird. Not sure when it became a duo. Also interesting to note breeding plumes kicking in noow which seems oodd timing for Auzzie birds which I presume them to be?

Edit: A quick scan through reports from March-April 2023 to present confirms thay have been present pretty much right through.
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Re: 3 Little Egret, 4 white heron Lake Forsyth

Postby Adam C » Tue Apr 23, 2024 8:49 pm

Photo below taken over the last few days showing plumes developing.
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Re: 3 Little Egret, 4 white heron Lake Forsyth

Postby haggarty » Wed Apr 24, 2024 11:21 am

The little Egret has been present at the Manawatu Estuary for 6 years now
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Re: 3 Little Egret, 4 white heron Lake Forsyth

Postby Adam C » Wed Apr 24, 2024 3:51 pm

What date was this shot taken Haggarty? Full plumes.

Just curious :)
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Re: 3 Little Egret, 4 white heron Lake Forsyth

Postby haggarty » Wed Apr 24, 2024 6:20 pm

Photo taken 5th Feb 2021

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