White-winged Black Tern - Napier

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White-winged Black Tern - Napier

Postby sav » Thu Dec 20, 2018 3:45 pm

Hi all,

Adam Clarke found a White-winged Black Tern at Napier's Southern Marsh this morning. I don't know what sort of plumage.

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Re: White-winged Black Tern - Napier

Postby tim » Tue Jan 01, 2019 10:13 am

wwtb present this morning with 2 cattle egrets and 1 glossy ibis.
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Re: White-winged Black Tern - Napier

Postby adamclarke » Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:09 pm

Just an update on the WWBT, for 2 birds are now present (both immature's). Initially sighted yesterday at the Westshore Scrapes by the Twydles, both
were preening together at the scrapes this morning. Two sharp-tails also present.
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Re: White-winged Black Tern - Napier

Postby RussCannings » Thu Jan 03, 2019 1:14 pm

Must have just missed you Adam. Didnt see this note so headed to South Marsh where there was initially no terns then 1 showed up then another! This was around 1130am. No egrets or ibis detected.

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Re: White-winged Black Tern - Napier

Postby sav » Sat Jan 05, 2019 8:14 pm

Hi all,

Two WWBTs present this afternnon at about 3pm. Also one NZ Dotterel.

Earlier (when no terns there) two Sharp-tailed Sandpipers. (and Tim Rumble reports 3 SHSA, with 5 NZ Dots early this morning).
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Re: White-winged Black Tern - Napier

Postby Jan » Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:03 am

What does SHSA mean, I'm struggling here, getting too old for acronyms...........Sav?
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Re: White-winged Black Tern - Napier

Postby Davidthomas » Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:27 am

Sharptailed sandpiper.
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Re: White-winged Black Tern - Napier

Postby Jan » Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:11 am

Ah! Sharpie or STSP would be more informative, I wld have thought.
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Re: White-winged Black Tern - Napier

Postby Davidthomas » Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:34 am

I think it’s the American style of abbreviation? I’ve only recently come across that sort of notation myself.
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Re: White-winged Black Tern - Napier

Postby Jan » Sun Jan 06, 2019 2:08 pm

ok, thanks David.

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