Wellington City biodiversity

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Re: Wellington City biodiversity

Postby Graeme T » Thu Oct 10, 2019 1:21 pm

Hugh Robertson mentioned he was looking at the images and noticed the Fluttering shearwater has a metal band on the left leg. We were wondering if this is one of the birds that are now breeding on Somes Island. There are also banded birds on the Mana Island Fl Shw colony.
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Re: Wellington City biodiversity

Postby ledzep » Mon Oct 14, 2019 1:22 pm

I've heard a number of Eastern Rosellas calling during the weekend from several locations around the Ngaio and Crofton Downs area. The "cooee" call repeated many times quite urgently (only a second or two between calls). Must be breeding season.
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Re: Wellington City biodiversity

Postby andyf » Mon Dec 02, 2019 10:07 pm

Two things of note recently.

Firstly, I've seen and heard kaka several times recently. We live in Khandallah, just above the junction of SH1 and SH2. It's great to have them around.

Secondly I saw a tui with lots of white - a white tail, white flecks on the body - on Tinakori Road, while sat in traffic today. It was feeding on pohutukawa flowers.


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