Piako Flood Plain Today

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Grahame
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Re: Piako Flood Plain Today

Postby Grahame » Thu Jun 27, 2019 8:47 am

Something I forgot to mention yesterday. For those who have never visited this spot, don't hang about as the mangroves are rapidly growing, so its just a matter of time before we will be unable to see anything.
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Re: Piako Flood Plain Today

Postby Wandoona » Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:48 am

But from the stop bank you look down on the wide open paddocks ( now flood plain ) or was I in the wrong place? I didn’t see the hideous etc
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Re: Piako Flood Plain Today

Postby Grahame » Thu Jun 27, 2019 3:11 pm

I couldn't agree more. At the moment all is fine, but as we find to our cost at Miranda, they grow very, very quickly and are regularly pulled out, so this time next year, all will be far from fine. Hence my warning for the future. There is already a patch where some birds can hide.

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Re: Piako Flood Plain Today

Postby Grahame » Sat Jul 06, 2019 12:49 pm

Viewed around the high tide tome. E Curlew 3, R Spoonbill 60, Bar-t Godwit 3, Hudsonian Godwit 1, Cattle Egret 17, Glossy Ibis 1, Wrybill, Pied Stilt, Grey Teal and Masked Lapwing. The latter 3 in field with main herd of cows.

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Re: Piako Flood Plain Today

Postby Grahame » Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:44 pm

Only a 3.4m tide today, so plod plane remained uncovered at high tide.

From 30minutes before to 90 after, R Spoonbill 52, Pied Stilt c50, E Curlew 3, Cattle Egret 10, Glossy Ibis, Masked Lapwing 27, Grey Teal 12, Pheasant 1 male. Notable by their absence were, Wrybill and any Godwits. That's a first.

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Richard Fenner
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Re: Piako Flood Plain Today

Postby Richard Fenner » Sun Aug 18, 2019 2:45 pm

I was there for two hours up to high tide on Aug 8, no curlew, egrets or ibis just 8 Godwits (all positively identified as Bar-tailed unfortunately), about 50 spoonbills, and estimated 150 Wrybill.
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Richard

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