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Re: miranda today

Posted: Sun Mar 24, 2019 2:34 pm
by Grahame
Just back from Miranda. There are still quite a lot of Godwits, Knot and Wrybill around, although reduced. The red-n Stint is still there showing quite a bit of red on its cheek and throat, but there is now only one Sharpy left. The Curlew Sand, Broad-b Sand, Pec Sand and Tattler seem to have moved on.
Cheers,
Grahame

Re: miranda today

Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2019 6:35 pm
by Grahame
The Broad-billed Sandpiper (in front of Godwit hide) was mostly in breeding plumage this afternoon. The Tattler was also showing well in front of the Godwit hide. There was no sign of the Red-necked Stint that had been partly in breeding plumage.

Cheers, Grahame

Re: miranda today

Posted: Thu Apr 04, 2019 11:28 am
by Grahame
The Broad-billed sandpiper was in front of Godwit hide at first light this morning, a Pectoral Sandpiper and a Brown Teal were on the Stilt Ponds until spooked by a Harrier mid morning. The G-t Tattler was in front of the Godwit hide late morning with a large number of bandies and P G Plovers

Cheers, Grahame.

Re: miranda today

Posted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:29 pm
by Grahame
There has been a big clear-out, the only birds of note we could find today were one Sharpie and the G t Tattler.

Cheers, Grahame

Re: miranda today

Posted: Mon Apr 22, 2019 1:27 pm
by Grahame
The G t Tattler, 2 Sharpies and one (Jim) P G Plover with aerial are still there. I am told that the Broad billed and Pec Sands were still there yesterday, but looked hard and could not find this morning. The Wrybills stayed stubbornly on the shell bank for over three hours, so that didn't make it easy looking for the B-b Sand.

Cheers, Grahame

Re: miranda today

Posted: Mon Apr 22, 2019 1:29 pm
by Grahame
The G t Tattler, 2 Sharpies, 1 Black t Godwit and one P G Plover with aerial ( Jim ) are still there. I am told that the Broad billed and Pec Sands were still there yesterday, but looked hard and could not find this morning. The Wrybills stayed stubbornly on the shell bank for over three hours, so that didn't make it easy looking for the B-b Sand.

Cheers, Grahame

Re: miranda today

Posted: Tue Apr 30, 2019 6:35 pm
by Grahame
The G t Tattler was still at Miranda this afternoon, also with it on the Stilt ponds were 2 Sharpies, 1 Pectoral Sandpiper, 1 Curlew Sandpiper. The Black t Godwit appears to have left.

Cheers, Grahame

Re: miranda today

Posted: Thu May 09, 2019 2:05 pm
by Grahame
Sadly there has been a big clear-out by today. No sign of the T t Tattler, Sharpies, Pec or Curlew Sands either. However, some nice Knot, one hybrid Stilt and pleasant weather.

Unfortunately, there is broken window glass in the car park just in front of the Camera mast.

Cheers, Grahame

Re: miranda today

Posted: Wed Jun 26, 2019 6:44 pm
by Grahame
Very quiet again today due the very low Neap Tide, only bird of note was a Great Egret that sat on the shell bank for a couple of hours.
Cheers, Grahame

Re: miranda today

Posted: Fri Aug 23, 2019 6:39 pm
by Grahame
A very low (3.3m) high tide today at 1230. Quite a large number of Bar-tailed Godwits ( one red speckled breasted amongst), 41 Knot (huge increase from 5) including a red speckled one, 149 A Shoveler in every possible plumage, but the star was the Hudsonian Godwit sleeping in with the Bar-t's in front of the main hide, but at 1320 it flew on its own in the direction of the Piako river and watched flying away for about 6k's.

Cheers, Grahame