Wellington City biodiversity

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Re: Wellington City biodiversity

Postby sandyw » Sun Mar 10, 2019 5:51 pm

Black fronted terns at Palmer Head/Wahine Memorial Park, Miramar.
Just east of Tarakena Bay on the very tip of the headland there is a big roost of white fronted terns numbering some hundreds. There are also half a dozen black fronted terns which tend to stay as a bunch at the edge of the main group.
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Re: Wellington City biodiversity

Postby Davidthomas » Sun Mar 10, 2019 6:17 pm

One of them is banded. Did you perchance see any leg flag on it?
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Re: Wellington City biodiversity

Postby sandyw » Sun Mar 10, 2019 7:32 pm

I have checked all my photos and only one was banded. No flag.
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Re: Wellington City biodiversity

Postby Peter Hodge » Sun Mar 31, 2019 9:33 am

I had a great close up view of a Falcon at Seatoun beach on Thursday. I was getting ready for a late afternoon swim, and standing at the carpark above the beach. The bird flew past at eye level, about ten metres away, briefly harassed but unperturbed by a smaller bird. It flew low over Ferry Street and the houses beyond.
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Re: Wellington City biodiversity

Postby bsd1 » Wed Apr 03, 2019 2:31 pm

Pushing the limits of Wellington a little here. 3 times over the past week or so I've seen a single falcon in Porirua. Once flying over the motorway opposite the Porirua train station carpark, once flying over Jasmine Underhill Reserve in Aotea and this last Sunday at the top of the newly opened roads in Aotea. Just a youngster, perhaps searching for a new territory in the vicinity of Bothamley Park.

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Re: Wellington City biodiversity

Postby ledzep » Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:31 am

Flock of four parakeets (presumably red-crowned but I couldn't be certain) flying over Awarua St railway station about 7.45 am. Flew north and settled in a tree not far from the station, then a few minutes later flew back south and settled in a tree somewhere in the vicinity of the park behind Ngaio shops.
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Re: Wellington City biodiversity

Postby ledzep » Thu Sep 12, 2019 1:41 pm

Spotted Shag diving very near Queens Wharf today beside the Days Bay ferry terminal.
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Re: Wellington City biodiversity

Postby bsd1 » Fri Sep 20, 2019 10:47 am

Fluttering shearwaters visiting the waterfront again this morning, a flock of several hundred.

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