Glossy Ibis, Hauraki

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Oscar Thomas
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Re: Glossy Ibis, Hauraki

Postby Oscar Thomas » Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:01 pm

Fernbird is also very interesting for the area Bob, not found nearby although it could well have traveled downstream from the Kopuatai Peat Dome.
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Re: Glossy Ibis, Hauraki

Postby Kingfishers007 » Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:54 pm

Saw the ibis today, but a bit far for may camera reach..
Was with the Ergets.
Around 40 spoonbills.
15 white faced heron.
few pied stilts.
12 godwits.
around 25 caspian terns.
good number of wrybills.
one wild pig.
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Re: Glossy Ibis, Hauraki

Postby Grahame » Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:55 pm

Glossy Ibis at the spot marked on Oscar's map at 1330. Cattle Egrets (21) in fields with cattle at right hand end of Sandy Beach Road. Spoonbills in flooded paddock.

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Re: Glossy Ibis, Hauraki

Postby Ian Southey » Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:22 pm

If anyone could confirm the fernbird and give an idea if there are a few there or if it might indeed be a stray I'd be very interested.

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Re: Glossy Ibis, Hauraki

Postby rukuhia » Thu Aug 09, 2018 5:57 pm

Yes Ian, I heard the fernbird then a had good views of it in a small coprosma type shrub they love to live in, I heard another one further along the cycle path also.
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Re: Glossy Ibis, Hauraki

Postby BombayDave » Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:27 pm

I have seen/heard Fernbird on west and east coast of Coromandel.
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Re: Glossy Ibis, Hauraki

Postby RussCannings » Sat Aug 11, 2018 10:13 am

Lisa and I found the ibis this morning around 9am but this time it was out in the middle of the dairy paddocks with the egret flock (just picking around the cows). It went AWOL though and we couldn't relocate it for about an hour. Still around I guess!

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Re: Glossy Ibis, Hauraki

Postby Grahame » Sat Aug 11, 2018 3:55 pm

That's interesting Russ. That was the same place that I found it very early last Sunday, so perhaps it feeds with the cattle Egrets and cows early morning, then moves into the flooded marshland later. It flew over the bank about 0900 ish if I recall, so that fits with your finding.

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Re: Glossy Ibis, Hauraki

Postby RussCannings » Sun Aug 12, 2018 8:38 am

Les is looking at the ibis right now (feeding with egrets in the paddocks)--830am so it does seem like early morning with the cattle flock is how it starts off it's morning routine!
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Re: Glossy Ibis, Hauraki

Postby phil hammond » Sun Aug 12, 2018 2:00 pm

It was a big 3.4m tide at around 7.30 this morning so the flooded paddock beside the river, where it was first seen, would have been under water when Les was there. The state of the tide has a big influence on birding there.

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