Wellington City biodiversity

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ledzep
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Re: Wellington City biodiversity

Postby ledzep » Sat May 09, 2020 7:37 pm

Distant views this afternoon of a Falcon flying from Zealandia north over Highbury/Aro Valley area towards Tinakori Hill.
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Re: Wellington City biodiversity

Postby Michael Szabo » Mon May 11, 2020 4:47 pm

Saw an immature NZ Falcon flying along the escarpment in Houghton Bay on the south coast this morning at 9am and got a photo of it diving at some prey.

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Re: Wellington City biodiversity

Postby ledzep » Sat May 16, 2020 5:33 pm

Song Thrush singing happily at Waikanae beach estuary reserve. As noted by Colin, there don't seem to be that many around but it does seem to have been a good year for Fantails.
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