Greenshank, Wairoa Hawke’s Bay

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Re: Greenshank, Wairoa Hawke’s Bay

Postby rukuhia » Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:00 pm

I saw it late this afternoon with pied stilts further down river in lagoon.
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Re: Greenshank, Wairoa Hawke’s Bay

Postby rukuhia » Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:16 pm

Was in similar spot this morning, there was also a black fronted tern with white fronted.
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Re: Greenshank, Wairoa Hawke’s Bay

Postby Davidthomas » Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:51 pm

That’s a very interesting looking Tern Bob. Doesn’t look like a black fronted for my eyes, far too pale. But it looks off for a little tern to me also. Paler primaries, and a stubbier bill. Do you have any more shots of it?
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Re: Greenshank, Wairoa Hawke’s Bay

Postby rukuhia » Fri Apr 12, 2019 6:52 am

i think your right David it was alot smaller than the WFT,
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Re: Greenshank, Wairoa Hawke’s Bay

Postby Adam C » Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:20 am

Yep...head scratcher
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Re: Greenshank, Wairoa Hawke’s Bay

Postby Grahame » Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:15 am

I think it is a Little Tern, but happy to be proved wrong.
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Re: Greenshank, Wairoa Hawke’s Bay

Postby Jan » Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:53 am

Black fronted Tern should have much more orange-coloured legs and bill than this. And this bird is too small as well.
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Re: Greenshank, Wairoa Hawke’s Bay

Postby Grahame » Fri Apr 12, 2019 12:24 pm

I thought it best to start a new thread for this small Tern. "Small Tern at Wairoa".

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Re: Greenshank, Wairoa Hawke’s Bay

Postby Michael Szabo » Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:36 am

As Ian Southey has explained on the "Small tern at Wairoa" thread, this is a Little Tern.
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Re: Greenshank, Wairoa Hawke’s Bay

Postby RussCannings » Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:21 am

Both the greenshank and tern were present in the usual spot this morning around 9am (high tide seems to be best time as no sign of the shank last night at low tide).
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