Australian Wood Duck - Mapua Nelson.

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Mike Bell
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Re: Australian Wood Duck - Mapua Nelson.

Postby Mike Bell » Tue Jun 28, 2016 4:38 pm

Was across in Mapua Yesterday, saw seven wood duck, three males, four females. Had to wait at the pond for about 2 hours before they showed up, but well worth it, nice birds!
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Re: Australian Wood Duck - Mapua Nelson.

Postby rowey » Wed Jun 29, 2016 9:48 pm

Persistence pays off sometimes Mike. Going to have a crack end of July. Fingers crossed.
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FlyingKiwiGirl
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Re: Australian Wood Duck - Mapua Nelson.

Postby FlyingKiwiGirl » Fri Oct 21, 2016 2:49 pm

Five wood ducks on the pond yesterday- 3 males and 2 females. Was in a bit of a hurry so didn't spend too long, will return next week and hope for a closer look and perhaps better shots.
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Re: Australian Wood Duck - Mapua Nelson.

Postby Chris Bindon » Thu Nov 10, 2016 2:31 pm

Hi, does anyone have an update on the Wood Duck still being around or not please? The birds are monogamous and so I wonder if any have paired off yet to try and breed.

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Chris
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Re: Australian Wood Duck - Mapua Nelson.

Postby sav » Tue Nov 29, 2016 7:34 pm

Hi all,

Just had a text from Phil Hammond who reports 2 drakes and 2 ducks in the normal place this morning.
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ourspot
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Re: Australian Wood Duck - Mapua Nelson.

Postby ourspot » Thu Dec 22, 2016 10:35 am

Just wondering if anyone has seen the Wood Ducks in Mapua recently? We're heading down that way next week and it would be great to see them.

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Re: Australian Wood Duck - Mapua Nelson.

Postby FlyingKiwiGirl » Thu Dec 22, 2016 9:42 pm

They'll be there ourspot, it's just a matter of whether they will be on view of not- the ponds have many overhanging trees and much of it is hidden. If you're in the area then it's worth visiting to see.
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Re: Australian Wood Duck - Mapua Nelson.

Postby ourspot » Thu Dec 22, 2016 10:49 pm

Hi FlyingKiwiGirl. Thanks for the info. We're planning on spending a good amount of time at the pond so hopefully they'll show for us :) Cheers Scott
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Re: Australian Wood Duck - Mapua Nelson.

Postby Jake » Sat Jan 28, 2017 11:24 pm

On the NZ WATERFOWLER Facebook page someone is saying that they saw c.29 on a pond in the Tasman... not too sure what to make of that. He has supplied a photograph showing at least ten birds. Trying to find out more
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Re: Australian Wood Duck - Mapua Nelson.

Postby Peter R » Sun Jan 29, 2017 9:08 am

I had a quick look at the Playhouse Cafe pond yesterday. No sign of the Wood Duck.
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