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David Riddell
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Re: miranda today

Postby David Riddell » Fri Jan 25, 2019 2:43 pm

Ha! That bird was Number 199 for Annette and me as well!
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Re: miranda today

Postby stefan » Mon Jan 28, 2019 2:18 pm

Close to Miranda (eBird Location: Hauraki Rail Trail - East Piako flood plains) one great glossy ibis among the spoonbills.
Also, 7 cattle egrets were here last Friday (but not today).
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Re: miranda today

Postby Grahame » Thu Feb 21, 2019 6:37 pm

With most viewing having to be done from the roadside, but with so much water and no sun, there was excellent viewing with no heat haze. This resulted in great views of the G t Tattler, Broad-b sandpiper, Curlew Sandpiper, Red-n Stint, Sharpies and Pectoral Sandpiper.
Sadly the trappers had no luck with catching any P G P's.

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Re: miranda today

Postby Grahame » Thu Feb 28, 2019 6:34 pm

Tattler and Broad-billed in front of the Godwit hide at high tide. Heat haze still a big problem though.
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Re: miranda today

Postby phil hammond » Mon Mar 04, 2019 10:23 am

In lovely late light and reduced haze between 6.30 and 8pm last evening the Broad-billed and Tattler were both close to the Godwit hide in a group of several hundred Wrybill. A F.E.Curlew was further away over by the spit beyond the Godwits and Knots.

1 Pectoral and 3 Sharptail sands and Stint were on the Stilt ponds with another big group of Wrybill and about 50 or so bandies. The Pec was only visible from the road not from the Stilt Hide

Not many PGP yesterday at Miranda but when I left Piako at 4.30 pm [still 1.5 hours before high] there were 61 of them there---they seem to have temporarily moved there

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Re: miranda today

Postby Grahame » Tue Mar 05, 2019 3:46 pm

Tattler showing well in front of Godwit hide along with 26 P G P's and 3 Turnstone. Two Sharpies on the stilt ponds, plus the Red-necked Stint and Curlew Sandpiper. The Pectoral and Broad-billed were both doing a good job of hiding for almost 4 hours
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Re: miranda today

Postby Grahame » Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:39 pm

The visitors were all still at Miranda this afternoon on the stilt pond between 1200 and 1600. G T Tattler, Broad-b Sandpiper, Pectoral Sandpiper, Curlew Sandpiper, 2 Red-n Stints and 4 Sharpies. However, no sign of the reported 8 F E Curlew/Whimbrel.

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Re: miranda today

Postby wazzagonewild » Wed Mar 13, 2019 3:00 pm

Yesterday I had 3 of the curlew and 6 whimbrel at the paddock on Shelly Beach Rd just before the high tide.
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Re: miranda today

Postby jo-anndoyle » Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:10 pm

Today, Wednesday ,the 3 Far Eastern Curlew were at Shelly Beach Rd at 243p, 2 hours after the 12:45p 3.5 metre high tide (LINZ Rocky Point) until 330p. They were not there from 12-12:30 but 49 PAcific Golden Plover were but was unable to see any that were satellite tagged. Should someone find one with a tag please take a photo and/or post it. The 3 Far Eastern Curlew and 5 Whimbrel were seen at Shelly beach on Monday 10:30a-11:05a, on a 11:25/3.5metre tide which did flood the paddock leaving mostly stilts, heron and 5 cattle egrets on posts, ducks and caspian terns on the muddy breached opening from the river. 1FECurlew returned 11:27 with 65 PGP at 12:45, 85% flooded.
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Re: miranda today

Postby Liam Ballard » Sun Mar 24, 2019 9:39 am

Absolutely nothing at Miranda itself yesterday, a total of 10 species after half an hour! Looks like the Shelly Beach Road site is the place to be! Admittedly the tide was wrong, but no godwits, sandpipers, knot, wrybill, or much of anything else - just Stilts! I'm assuming they have mostly migrated.
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