Allegedly wild Cape Barren Goose - Katikati Bird Gardens

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Allegedly wild Cape Barren Goose - Katikati Bird Gardens

Postby Liam Ballard » Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:48 pm

Just got the eBird alert for this bird and immediately dismissed it out of hand - I have been to the Katikati Bird Gardens before and passed this one off as clearly a captive bird. However, in the comments for this sighting, Jill Duncan and Ken Bisset stated that the owner says the bird is not captive...
I am a skeptic here - one of my fondest childhood memories of Tauranga is picking up one of these birds! Surely a wild bird would be far more wary and be able to fly... More details would be fantastic- are these people talking about the normal CB geese or is this an extra that has turned up?

Hopefully whoever is in charge of managing this stuff for Tauranga will get onto it...

Thoughts? Facts? Opinions? Anecdotes?.
Cheers,
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Re: Allegedly wild Cape Barren Goose - Katikati Bird Gardens

Postby les » Wed Nov 22, 2017 8:47 pm

doesn`t mean squat.It is probably one that has wandered off from its new home and ended up at a bird friendly place?I know for a fact that the living arty park had some in Tauranga before their demise and would have homed the somewhere?
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Re: Allegedly wild Cape Barren Goose - Katikati Bird Gardens

Postby FlyingKiwiGirl » Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:02 pm

Kakikati Bird Garden Cape Barren Goose- August 2011 :)
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Re: Allegedly wild Cape Barren Goose - Katikati Bird Gardens

Postby Liam Ballard » Thu Nov 23, 2017 6:26 am

Wow awesome photo! They are such cool birds, I would love to see one in the wild.
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Re: Allegedly wild Cape Barren Goose - Katikati Bird Gardens

Postby Grahame » Thu Nov 23, 2017 7:26 am

Hello Les. Do you know when the Arty Park closed please.

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Re: Allegedly wild Cape Barren Goose - Katikati Bird Gardens

Postby Byrd » Thu Nov 23, 2017 4:24 pm

Grahame wrote:Hello Les. Do you know when the Arty Park closed please.

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Living Art Wildlife Park (not Arty Park). It closed in 2011.
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Re: Allegedly wild Cape Barren Goose - Katikati Bird Gardens

Postby Grahame » Sun Nov 26, 2017 1:03 pm

Four of us went down to the Katikati Bird Gardens on Thursday, more for a day out than anything. We quizzed the owner quite a bit about the C B Goose and got varying inconsistent answers. The goose was VERY tame, tending to follow us closely for a while. Not much doubt about it I'm afraid, its "plastic".

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Re: Allegedly wild Cape Barren Goose - Katikati Bird Gardens

Postby Liam Ballard » Sun Nov 26, 2017 2:52 pm

Cheers for clearing that up Grahame - I would hate to miss a truly wild bird! Also thanks for your help at Miranda yesterday!
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