Lake Forsyth, Banks Peninsula

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Jan
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Lake Forsyth, Banks Peninsula

Postby Jan » Tue Jun 23, 2020 9:51 am

Yesterday afternoon, Fraser Gurney reported seeing 107 Great Crested Grebe on the Lake. They do congregate here in winter, but that's a massive total. Not sure what recent year counts have been like, but the Council keep records. The winter wader count for Canterbury should have been on Sunday, but there was a massive shooting event at Waihora/lake Ellesmere also planned for Sunday, so Birds NZ will try for its count next Sunday 28th June. One year this winter count was postponed 4 times due to bad weather, hopefully not tis time.
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Re: Lake Forsyth, Banks Peninsula

Postby FraserGurney » Tue Jun 23, 2020 1:35 pm

Hi Jan, it was indeed a massive total and an impressive sight to see them all together. Hopefully it's a sign of good things with our grebe population.
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Re: Lake Forsyth, Banks Peninsula

Postby Jan » Wed Jun 24, 2020 12:54 pm

Yep, I'm hoping Andrew C sees this and lets us have some recent counts. Are you coming on the count on Sunday?
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Re: Lake Forsyth, Banks Peninsula

Postby FraserGurney » Wed Jun 24, 2020 2:38 pm

Yes hopefully I'll be at the count, depending on whether a trip on Saturday goes ahead or is postponed to Sunday.
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Re: Lake Forsyth, Banks Peninsula

Postby andrewcrossland » Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:23 pm

yeah, 100-150 is what we used to get (sometimes over 200) but numbers had declined in recent years so thats a good count this year.

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