Brown teal at Waimanu Lagoon, Waikanae

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Jan Keast
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Brown teal at Waimanu Lagoon, Waikanae

Postby Jan Keast » Fri Jan 27, 2023 12:21 pm

There are three brown teal this morning at the southernmost Waimanu Lagoon.

Initially one bird was seen swimming along the edge of the lagoon before moving under overhanging vegetation. It wasn't particularly wary, allowing close looks for at least half an hour. It then moved out onto the lagoon among mallards and paradise ducks, then up to the northern end, then back down the side where it was joined by another two that must have been under vegetation earlier.

Also slightly unusual for the estuary today was a young spotted shag sitting on the edge of the water on the seaward side of the spit. Perhaps one of the ones that hatched last Spring on Kapiti Island.
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Re: Brown teal at Waimanu Lagoon, Waikanae

Postby AlfieB77 » Fri Jan 27, 2023 5:51 pm

Great sighting! Can’t wait to get up there and have a look! I have seen one at Pauatahanui before if that is of any relevance.
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Wrybill
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Re: Brown teal at Waimanu Lagoon, Waikanae

Postby Wrybill » Mon Jul 17, 2023 9:42 am

Nine Pateke were seen on the southernmost lagoon yesterday, the birds then moved to the grass beside the floodgates. There were also 4 Spoonbill showing well.
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Re: Brown teal at Waimanu Lagoon, Waikanae

Postby Wrybill » Mon Jul 17, 2023 9:47 am

there were three birds seen recently there according to the eBird hotspot and location page (this is quite a high number nine birds for this location) I wonder where they are coming from?
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JohnG
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Re: Brown teal at Waimanu Lagoon, Waikanae

Postby JohnG » Tue Jul 18, 2023 4:24 pm

4 showing well in late afternoon sunshine on Tuesday 11th, which in 20 minutes became a group of 8.

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