Northern shoveler - Lake Elterwater

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Paul Gibson
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Northern shoveler - Lake Elterwater

Postby Paul Gibson » Sun Sep 29, 2019 3:06 pm

Just called briefly at Lake Elterwater, South of Blenheim, and photographed what I believe is a Northern Shoveler. Was associating with Australasian Shovelers.
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AlanShaw
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Re: Northern shoveler - Lake Elterwater

Postby AlanShaw » Tue Oct 01, 2019 4:15 am

Quite right Paul, that is a fine drake Northern Shoveller! Hope it stays till I'm back in Kaikoura in late October.
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Re: Northern shoveler - Lake Elterwater

Postby sav » Tue Oct 15, 2019 8:36 pm

Hi all,

The drake Northern Shoveler was present this afternoon with about 30 Aus Shovelers. No sign of the Hoary-headed Grebes, but one NZ Grebe was there.

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