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At least 4 Hoary-headed,1 Dabchick, and at least 10 Great crested grebes seen from the platform, today.
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- Location: Wellington
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I was delighted to see 1 hoary-headed grebe at Lake Elterwater today.
- Les Feasey
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Sorry for the late post, but a single Hoary-headed Grebe and four Great Crested Grebe were at Lake Elterwater on 17-18 September.
Opua, Far North
Opua, Far North
- David Riddell
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Stopped at Elterwater this morning. Spotted a crested grebe on the far side of the lake almost immediately, and a young hoary head cruised by very close after about half an hour. It then disappeared among the dead trees left of the lookout and played hide and seek for a while, until an older bird turned up further out in the middle of the lake. Never did manage a photo but happy to see them.
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- Location: Havelock North
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5 hoary-headeds & 2 crested grebes present on 1 Sept 2019.
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The highlight of a brief visit to Elterwater today was two hoary-headed grebes with a grebeling(?), so they're breeding again. Also a pair of crested grebes and lots of shovelers in the open water, but couldn't pick out a northern.