Marsh Crake in Tauranga

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Marsh Crake in Tauranga

Postby PaulintheBay » Mon May 25, 2020 7:27 pm

Received a report today -from an experienced observer -of a Marsh Crake near the Coach Road part of the Waikareao Walkway in Tauranga. Good enough description of the species and difference from the rails which are seen there too. Will be Wednesday by the time I check it out. Paul. 0274658710 Tauranga
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Re: Marsh Crake in Tauranga

Postby PaulintheBay » Sat May 30, 2020 2:45 pm

Re-sighted about 30 minutes ago and I've managed to get a truly fuzzy photo but shows isn't a banded rail. Also 2 banded rails heard here. Rails were McCardles Bush section of the Waikareao Walkway trail . Crake about 100m South on boardwalk. Paul
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Re: Marsh Crake in Tauranga

Postby PaulintheBay » Sat May 30, 2020 8:24 pm

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Marsh crake. Tauranga. 30 May 2020
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Re: Marsh Crake in Tauranga

Postby Oscar Thomas » Sun May 31, 2020 10:59 am

Great record Paul!
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Re: Marsh Crake in Tauranga

Postby Raewyn » Tue Jun 02, 2020 7:58 pm

Thank you very much for the report Paul. I went for a look today but didn't see the crake this time. I did get a fernbird instead though so it was a worthwhile walk.

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Re: Marsh Crake in Tauranga

Postby Raewyn » Sat Jun 06, 2020 10:27 am

I went back yesterday and got 2 sightings at the same place. It was right next to the boardwalk and seems tolerant of people - probably because there are so many walking, running and cycling past. It quietly shrank back into the mangroves when a dog went by.
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Re: Marsh Crake in Tauranga

Postby Mike Vincent » Thu Jun 11, 2020 4:47 pm

I went over to Tauranga this morning to catch up with Bartek who had drive down from Auckland to look for the Crake. We saw at least two and two Spotless Crake.
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Re: Marsh Crake in Tauranga

Postby Oscar Thomas » Thu Jun 11, 2020 7:07 pm

What time of day was this Mike? I’m going to try see them next Friday.
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Re: Marsh Crake in Tauranga

Postby Mike Vincent » Sun Jun 14, 2020 1:49 pm

They are still there. We get there about 0700 it is quite gloomy until about 0745, you can clearly see them. They seem to go quiet at about nine. Early on there are also Spotless Crake but they are not so confiding. The camera shutter brings out Fern Birds.
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Re: Marsh Crake in Tauranga

Postby Oscar Thomas » Fri Jun 19, 2020 7:31 pm

The Marsh Crake was seen well by Paul and I around 9:30am - after an initial search along the boardwalk with no results, it was feeding in the marked spot on the way back. Five Fernbird and a Spotless Crake were also heard.
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