Non Breeding Grey Plover Katihiku Estuary

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Michael Szabo
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Re: Non Breeding Grey Plover Katihiku Estuary

Postby Michael Szabo » Sat Nov 26, 2022 12:30 pm

What do you mean by "black armpit" please?
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Re: Non Breeding Grey Plover Katihiku Estuary

Postby jimmifinn » Sat Nov 26, 2022 1:34 pm

Hi Michael

I will attach a photo of the Grey Plover seen on the Whanganui Estuary 26 October 2019. It is a flight photo, not great, but it shows the diagnostic dark armpits you are asking about.

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Grey Plover, Whanganui Estuary, 26 October 2019.
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Re: Non Breeding Grey Plover Katihiku Estuary

Postby Michael Szabo » Sat Nov 26, 2022 2:22 pm

Thanks, it wasn't clear what he meant, especially without a photo.
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Re: Non Breeding Grey Plover Katihiku Estuary

Postby Jan » Sun Nov 27, 2022 8:02 am

There are some great photos of this species in NZbirdsonline.org.nz
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Re: Non Breeding Grey Plover Katihiku Estuary

Postby andrewcrossland » Sun Nov 27, 2022 11:40 am

Useful folks if someone could get a pic of this bird in terms of the UBR - black armpits are diagnostic for Grey Ploverc but a photo showing on this bird would be pretty helpful.
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Re: Non Breeding Grey Plover Katihiku Estuary

Postby ledzep » Sun Nov 27, 2022 5:32 pm

Dianne and I were up there today but it was raining hard and steadily. There was a Turnstone feeding busily on the pebbly islands, but we didn't see any sign of other waders or the Plover. There were Banded Dotterels in the carpark, 3 Spoonbills, Caspian Terns, Pied Shags, and lots of rain. There were a couple of Godwits up the beach at Waitohu Stream rivermouth, but a pretty wet day for birding. The Grey Plover may still be around.
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Re: Non Breeding Grey Plover Katihiku Estuary

Postby Wrybill » Sun Nov 27, 2022 6:10 pm

Black armpits identical as the photo slightly less pronounced
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Re: Non Breeding Grey Plover Katihiku Estuary

Postby Wrybill » Mon Nov 28, 2022 8:09 am

I will check this afternoon or tomorrow afternoon for the plover if gone it would be good to check nearby estuaries like manawatu pauatahanui and ohau but smaller ones could provide the bird.

I am going to Ohau on the 5 of jan but who knows if its still around then.
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Re: Non Breeding Grey Plover Katihiku Estuary

Postby Wrybill » Wed Nov 30, 2022 9:54 am

Checked otaki beach and waitohu stream with no avail the bird has vanished
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Re: Non Breeding Grey Plover Katihiku Estuary

Postby andrewcrossland » Thu Jan 12, 2023 5:12 pm

We’re there any further sightings of this bird or photos? Cheers

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