Northern Shoveler, 3 Glossy Ibis Lake Ellesmere

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andrewcrossland
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Northern Shoveler, 3 Glossy Ibis Lake Ellesmere

Postby andrewcrossland » Mon Nov 05, 2018 8:50 pm

Hi folks,

CCC Kaitorete Spit Reserve today:

3 Glossy Ibis
1 Sharp-tailed Sandpiper
4 Red Knot
1 Northern Shov

Kaitorete Spit tip

2 Pectoral Sandpiper
21 RN Stint
16 Turnstone

Shov 3.JPG
Shov 3.JPG (28.34 KiB) Viewed 342 times


Shov 2.JPG
Shov 2.JPG (47.06 KiB) Viewed 342 times


Shov1.JPG
Shov1.JPG (17.97 KiB) Viewed 342 times
andrewcrossland
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Re: Northern Shoveler, 3 Glossy Ibis Lake Ellesmere

Postby andrewcrossland » Mon Nov 05, 2018 8:52 pm

some more pics

Shov6.JPG
Shov6.JPG (18.47 KiB) Viewed 341 times


The apparent line at base of the bill is either some water reflecting or bill shine - the bird had a green head with no crescent.

Shov4.JPG
Shov4.JPG (23.85 KiB) Viewed 341 times


note the difference in head colour between NZ Shov (far left) and the Northern (far right)

Shov 7.JPG
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Davidthomas
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Re: Northern Shoveler, 3 Glossy Ibis Lake Ellesmere

Postby Davidthomas » Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:40 pm

Greg McKenzie posted a photo of a Hudsonian Godwit it amongst a group of Bar-tailed Godwits on the New Zealand Birders Facebook page. It was seen at the end of Jarvis Road today.

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