Drake Northern shoveler and chestnut teal, Invercargill tip lagoon

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Drake Northern shoveler and chestnut teal, Invercargill tip lagoon

Postby sjacques » Sun Oct 21, 2018 12:59 pm

At the site that keeps on giving a cracking drake Northern Shoveler is showing right now, in the same large duck flock as the immature drake chestnut teal. Will post some pics tomorrow evening.
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Re: Drake Northern shoveler and chestnut teal, Invercargill tip lagoon

Postby Phil Rhodes » Sun Oct 21, 2018 8:52 pm

Northern shoveler was on the far side of the lagoon opposite the bird shelter, tried to find the Chestnut Teal but scoped through hundreds of birds with no luck. This was at 3,00pm today.
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Re: Drake Northern shoveler and chestnut teal, Invercargill tip lagoon

Postby sjacques » Mon Oct 22, 2018 10:24 pm

Couple of photos of the chestnut teal and Northern shoveler from yesterday at the tip lagoon.

Phil, Paul and I will be down there after work tomorrow, text us on 0274083408 if you want to meet us down there, cheers Sean.
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Re: Drake Northern shoveler and chestnut teal, Invercargill tip lagoon

Postby Clinton9 » Tue Oct 23, 2018 9:05 pm

Over-summering Northern shoveler, with very worn breeding plumage ???
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Re: Drake Northern shoveler and chestnut teal, Invercargill tip lagoon

Postby sav » Fri Oct 26, 2018 7:51 pm

HI all,

I just recieved a message from Matt Jones to say that the drake Northern Shoveler, along with a drake Chestnut-breasted Shelduck were at the lagoon this afternoon. No teal of any description (Grey, nor Chestnut) were seen.

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Re: Drake Northern shoveler and chestnut teal, Invercargill tip lagoon

Postby Steve Wood » Sat Oct 27, 2018 7:40 am

Do people also check the poo ponds just up the road, whilst at tip lagoon?
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Re: Drake Northern shoveler and chestnut teal, Invercargill tip lagoon

Postby Davidthomas » Sat Oct 27, 2018 9:27 am

I spoke with Johannes Fischer who visited Tip lagoon on Thursday morning and he ran into Sean who informed him that he’d been checking the poo ponds and hadn’t seen anything there. And that in general numbers of teal had been declining quickly over the last few weeks
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Re: Drake Northern shoveler and chestnut teal, Invercargill tip lagoon

Postby Steve Wood » Sat Oct 27, 2018 4:06 pm

Thanks for that David
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Re: Drake Northern shoveler and chestnut teal, Invercargill tip lagoon

Postby sjacques » Sat Oct 27, 2018 5:43 pm

Hi David and Steve,

I think Johannes spoke to Paul (we are identical twins!). Must be some confusion along the way as neither of us have checked the poo ponds due to a shortage of time. We had also speculated that the ducks may be using that site. Numbers of ducks on the tip lagoon were very high up to 21/10, and have dropped right off since then. Presumably birds are dispersing to breed, but there has also been a lot of eel activity in the lagoon this week that is visibly disturbing the birds, so this may also be a factor.

Give the poo ponds a go if you get the chance, I'm new down here, so can't comment on the access arrangements, might be best to ask Phil Rhodes?

Cheers, Sean.
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Re: Drake Northern shoveler and chestnut teal, Invercargill tip lagoon

Postby Steve Wood » Sat Oct 27, 2018 11:06 pm

Hi Sean,
All good. I remember last Oct.(25th Oct to be precise) when I was down for a N. Shoveler, it was frequenting both areas and we saw it on the poo ponds amongst loads of other ducks and it seemed a very popular place for duck at the time.
For the record, there was some access that we used along the perimeter so not necessary to go in as such, but it was heaving with waterfowl.

If I get a chance I plan to come down for the Teal if it turns up again.

Keep up the good work.

Cheers

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