Mute Swan, Bromley Oxidation Ponds

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Mute Swan, Bromley Oxidation Ponds

Postby Davidthomas » Sat Oct 20, 2018 6:13 pm

Hi all,

Not as exciting as a chestnut teal! But there’s been a mute swan hanging around on the Bromley oxidation ponds in Christchurch for the last week or so, and has been showing well on Dyers road. It’s rather unusual to actually see them in the city, although they’re very reliable on Lake Ellesmere and north in the Pegasus wetlands.

Thanks for the heads up Paul G.
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Re: Mute Swan, Bromley Oxidation Ponds

Postby Bev Alexander » Sat Oct 20, 2018 8:37 pm

Hi David,

There has be a Mute Swan at the Ashley Estuary, hanging out with Black swans, a Canada goose & 1 Feral goose.

Cheers. Bev.
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Re: Mute Swan, Bromley Oxidation Ponds

Postby Davidthomas » Sat Oct 20, 2018 9:38 pm

Interesting that there’s been one out on the estuary, it’s weird when there’s the wetlands nearby.
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Re: Mute Swan, Bromley Oxidation Ponds

Postby Grahame » Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:57 am

Paul Godolphin tells me that the Mute Swan is still on the SE pond viewable from Dyers Road yesterday.
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Re: Mute Swan, Bromley Oxidation Ponds

Postby GrahameNZ » Sun Oct 21, 2018 12:27 pm

Hi folks,
This or less likely another bird has been around for several months.
It usually lurks up the top end of this pond (the SE one) so is only a distant white blob.
Was showing itself nicely this morning when I went for a Tern hunt.

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