Pied shags nesting at Massey University, Palmerston North

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FoxtonAli
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Pied shags nesting at Massey University, Palmerston North

Postby FoxtonAli » Tue Oct 23, 2018 2:03 pm

I've never noticed shag nests in a large tree at the vet ponds on Massey University campus in Palmy before. I saw two occupied nests and there are several other ones there. Can anyone let me know if they have seen them before and if they are pied shags?
Cheryl Walton
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Re: Pied shags nesting at Massey University, Palmerston North

Postby Cheryl Walton » Tue Oct 23, 2018 4:54 pm

From a birding friend in Palmy. They are Little Shag Pied Morph, there are about 6 nests and they were also there last year.
FoxtonAli
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Re: Pied shags nesting at Massey University, Palmerston North

Postby FoxtonAli » Wed Oct 24, 2018 1:46 pm

Many thanks for this info :)
Jake
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Re: Pied shags nesting at Massey University, Palmerston North

Postby Jake » Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:56 pm

I had a quick look the other arvo and couldn't see them. Please help!
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philbattley
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Re: Pied shags nesting at Massey University, Palmerston North

Postby philbattley » Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:03 pm

Hi Jake, from the vet tower facing the bridge turn left and go past the picnic table. The nests are in the big willows to the left, overhanging the water and up quite high. Come find me if you can't locate them... Cheers, Phil

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