Greenshank, Wairoa Hawke’s Bay

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Greenshank, Wairoa Hawke’s Bay

Postby Davidthomas » Thu Apr 04, 2019 8:04 am

Hi all,

I was passed this observation yesterday evening by Johannes Fischer. There’s an attached photo and it looks pretty good for a Greenshank to me, white rump with a white extension up the back between the wings.

https://observation.org/waarneming/view/169492874

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Re: Greenshank, Wairoa Hawke’s Bay

Postby RussCannings » Thu Apr 04, 2019 4:31 pm

This appears to have been near the Wairoa river mouth which is easily accessible just downstream from downtown Wairoa along Kopu rd. About 3 hours after high tide is a great time as most of the waders should be right be the road plus you can easily scope the far side (light best in afternoon/evening). There is also an accessible tidal lagoon west of the mouth.
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Re: Greenshank, Wairoa Hawke’s Bay

Postby Adam C » Fri Apr 05, 2019 5:10 pm

Be nice to find this bird again.
Then give it some advice to stay put for the winter and visit the South Island ;)
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Re: Greenshank, Wairoa Hawke’s Bay

Postby Grahame » Sun Apr 07, 2019 7:58 am

Is there any news, positive or negative on this bird please.

Cheers, Grahame
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Re: Greenshank, Wairoa Hawke’s Bay

Postby RussCannings » Sun Apr 07, 2019 8:48 am

Hi Grahame,

Not that I know of (I doubt anyone has looked). For anyone interested, our family will be doing a little East Cape roadie in the upcoming school holidays and aim to stay in Wairoa on Easter Saturday. Will be sure to post on our adventures including positive/negative reports on the greenshank. If anyone does make it out there earlier, I'd appreciate a report as well :)

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Re: Greenshank, Wairoa Hawke’s Bay

Postby Grahame » Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:48 am

Watching it now on mud on south side on bend in river
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Re: Greenshank, Wairoa Hawke’s Bay

Postby Adam C » Wed Apr 10, 2019 8:53 am

To quote from the Battle of Britain film 'Bloody Marvellous' :) I'm green with Greenshank envy!
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Re: Greenshank, Wairoa Hawke’s Bay

Postby Grahame » Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:59 pm

No sign of bird from 1300 to dusk yesterday, but flew in with some of the Godwits this morning. As can be seen, I am no photographer, but here are two record shots. I have a location map, but cannot put it on, so it you want to see it, please email me.
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Re: Greenshank, Wairoa Hawke’s Bay

Postby Grahame » Wed Apr 10, 2019 4:09 pm

Greenshank Location.
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Greenshank Location at Wairoa
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Re: Greenshank, Wairoa Hawke’s Bay

Postby Davidthomas » Wed Apr 10, 2019 4:20 pm

Great stuff Grahame! Glad you guys were able to relocate it so quickly. If only I had the time to twitch it!

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