Drake Northern shoveler and chestnut teal, Invercargill tip lagoon

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

Postby sjacques » Tue Oct 30, 2018 7:55 am

Lots of wildfowl back on the tip lagoon yesterday afternoon; drake northern shoveler and putative female chestnut teal present amongst large numbers of grey teal and aus shov. No sign of the drake chestnut teal. Seven chestnut-breasted shelduck also present.
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Re: Drake Northern shoveler and chestnut teal, Invercargill tip lagoon

Postby Steve Wood » Tue Oct 30, 2018 5:19 pm

Thanks for the update Sean,
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Re: Drake Northern shoveler and chestnut teal, Invercargill tip lagoon

Postby sjacques » Wed Oct 31, 2018 8:07 pm

At the tip lagoon 1700 today with Paul and Johannes; sub-optimal weather but good duck numbers present. No sign of either chestnut teal type, but drake northern shoveler and now nine chestnut-breasted shelduck.

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

Postby Davidthomas » Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:23 am

No sign of the Northern shoveler, or any chestnut teal type birds on Tip Lagoon the evening of Tuesday 13th, but 4 Chestnut breasted Shelducks were showing well. One beautiful male, two females and a Juvenile male. Thanks for the show around Paul and Sean!
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Re: Drake Northern shoveler and chestnut teal, Invercargill tip lagoon

Postby sav » Sat Nov 17, 2018 10:52 am

Hi all,

Matt Jones has just sent a message to say that the drake Northern Shoveler and 5 Chestnut-breasted Shelducks were present this morning. The shoveler brought up 150 species for his trip.

Yesterday's Stewart pelagic had 19 tubenose species!

cheers
Sav Saville
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