Australian Wood Duck - Mapua Nelson.

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Chris Bindon
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Re: Australian Wood Duck - Mapua Nelson.

Postby Chris Bindon » Thu Feb 02, 2017 3:15 pm

Hi Jake,

Just wondering, did you manage to get any further with that info of a claimed report of 29 birds on that pond in Tasman district please?

If true, it could be where some of the previously produced broods from the playhouse ponds are now hanging out?

Many thanks,

Chris
igor
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Re: Australian Wood Duck - Mapua Nelson.

Postby igor » Sat Feb 04, 2017 7:39 pm

I checked the Playhouse ponds a couple of times today, to and from Motueka, with no sign. I then checked some nearby ponds and found 14 wood ducks at Hoddy Park, a couple of kms down the highway towards Nelson. They came out of the willows as I walked around the pond and shortly after flew off! Obviously pretty flighty and mobile birds.
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Re: Australian Wood Duck - Mapua Nelson.

Postby Jake » Sun Feb 05, 2017 6:12 pm

Hey there, the man's name is Geoff Irvine and he has just gotten back to me with:

"Hi Jake , Hoddys pond near pukeko lane in Tasman had twenty odd"

So I hope this helps! Just had a look at a satellite image of the area and looks like they've moved a little S.E. to a different pond is all
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Re: Australian Wood Duck - Mapua Nelson.

Postby TomNelson » Tue Feb 07, 2017 2:31 pm

Was out at Hoddys Pond today, 7th Feb, there were 13 Wood Ducks swimming around with a few Shelducks and Grey Ducks. Here's a few pics
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Re: Australian Wood Duck - Mapua Nelson.

Postby Clinton9 » Tue Feb 07, 2017 11:12 pm

Beautiful ducks.
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Re: Australian Wood Duck - Mapua Nelson.

Postby ourspot » Wed Feb 08, 2017 8:38 am

That's great they are still in the area. We had a 3 hour look at Playhouse Cafe lakes in late December and saw no sign of them. Maybe now that their numbers are slowly increasing they have outgrown the Playhouse Lakes which are very small. Cheers Scott
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Re: Australian Wood Duck - Mapua Nelson.

Postby simon.fordham » Fri Jul 21, 2017 10:33 am

Around half a dozen birds were present on the Playhouse Cafe pond on Wednesday.

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Simon
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Nikki McArthur
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Re: Australian Wood Duck - Mapua Nelson.

Postby Nikki McArthur » Sat Jul 22, 2017 6:22 pm

Sixteen birds present on the Playhouse Cafe pond at around midday today, eight males and eight females. The wood ducks were the most abundant waterfowl sp. present, outnumbering the 12 mallards, 3 paradise shelducks, 2 grey teal and 2 scaup that were also present.

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Nikki
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Re: Australian Wood Duck - Mapua Nelson.

Postby Colin Miskelly » Sat Aug 12, 2017 4:26 pm

There were 10 beside the Playhouse pond this afternoon - 5 males & 5 females.
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Re: Australian Wood Duck - Mapua Nelson.

Postby Colin Miskelly » Thu Aug 17, 2017 11:48 am

Image from 12 August

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Colin
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