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Australian (chestnut-breasted) Shelduck TIP lagoon, invercargill

Posted: Fri Dec 01, 2017 3:22 pm
by erikforsyth
Hi all

2 males and 2 female shelduck seen at 1000am at TIP lagoon today

best wishes
Erik forsyth
Rockjumper Birding Tours
www.rockjumperbirding.com

Re: Australian (chestnut-breasted) Shelduck TIP lagoon, invercargill

Posted: Tue Dec 05, 2017 2:40 pm
by Russ Dear
Still here 2 pm on 5th December.

Re: Australian (chestnut-breasted) Shelduck TIP lagoon, invercargill

Posted: Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:39 pm
by Tim Barnard
Hi
No sign of the shoveler?

Re: Australian (chestnut-breasted) Shelduck TIP lagoon, invercargill

Posted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 7:37 pm
by CMKMStephens
Hi all, I went for a quick look for the Northern Shoveler on the 30th before taking the boat to Stewart Island/Rakiura. Didn't find it. Had no idea there were Chestnut Brested Shelducks until informed by Leslie Feasey who I met on the Wrybill pelagic. On review, looks like I did however get a couple of crappy photos of one Chestnut Breasted Shelduck, hanging out with the Paradise Shelducks on the esturine island:

Could someone confirm?

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Re: Australian (chestnut-breasted) Shelduck TIP lagoon, invercargill

Posted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 8:35 am
by RussCannings
Yep, looks like a female Aussie.

Russ C
Cambridge, NZ

Re: Australian (chestnut-breasted) Shelduck TIP lagoon, invercargill

Posted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 11:34 am
by Russ Dear
4 chestnut shelducks still here roosting on the island adjacent to the lagoon with NZ shelducks.

Re: Australian (chestnut-breasted) Shelduck TIP lagoon, invercargill

Posted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 10:58 pm
by mark ayre
well, we had a mash sand piper drop in while looking around but no luck on both species of birds but at low tide if that has anything to do with it

Re: Australian (chestnut-breasted) Shelduck TIP lagoon, invercargill

Posted: Wed Dec 13, 2017 7:26 pm
by Neil Robertson
One female Chestnut-breasted Shelduck roosting on island to west of the lagoon this afternoon, between 2.00pm and 3.30pm. No sign of the other female or males on the island or the lagoon, but there were a few Paradise Shelduck present.

Re: Australian (chestnut-breasted) Shelduck TIP lagoon, invercargill

Posted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 5:34 pm
by Neil Robertson
Reports on eBird for 22 January suggest there may be as many as 7 Chestnut-breasted Shelducks currently at Tip Lagoon - Five males and two females. Seen and positively identified by visiting Australian birders. I have asked Phil Rhodes to check it out.

Re: Australian (chestnut-breasted) Shelduck TIP lagoon, invercargill

Posted: Thu Jan 25, 2018 1:58 pm
by Phil Rhodes
I scoped the lagoon yesterday evening but no sign of the Aussie Shelducks, saw 5 male parries but nothing else. The lagoon was full of wildfowl due to the dry conditions, most Pied Stilts I have ever seen there. Didn't get chance to check out the adjoining estuary so they may be there or at the Clifton oxidation ponds in Lake Street.