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jdowding
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oriental dotterel

Postby jdowding » Wed Apr 17, 2019 3:01 pm

A post today on iNat (with photo) showing a splendid oriental dotterel at Tolaga Bay. Was there on 12 March, but only posted today—no idea if it's still present. Long drive if it isn't...
https://inaturalist.nz/observations/22580600
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Tim Barnard
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Re: oriental dotterel

Postby Tim Barnard » Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:11 pm

Have to think this is the Ohiwa bird and possibly the Port Waikato bird again ... thanks for posting John
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Wandoona
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Re: oriental dotterel

Postby Wandoona » Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:13 pm

Do you recall how long it stayed at those sites?
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Re: oriental dotterel

Postby Davidthomas » Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:18 pm

Was a workmate of mine who found it! Returned from the field to see an email asking what the bird in question was. Gutting!

The ones previous stayed around a fair while but left around mid-end of March I believe.
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Re: oriental dotterel

Postby Tim Barnard » Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:19 pm

It did move mid-April from Ohiwa ... was present from Jan onward's.
Wandoona
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Re: oriental dotterel

Postby Wandoona » Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:25 pm

Ill go for a prowl tomorrow am....
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RussCannings
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Re: oriental dotterel

Postby RussCannings » Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:14 am

Staying in Tokomaru Bay tonight so will have a look either this avo or tomorrow.
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Re: oriental dotterel

Postby RussCannings » Fri Apr 19, 2019 4:31 pm

No sign of the O-dot today (Friday) but a pure white Variable Oystercatcher was neat. 11 NZ Dots and 3 spoonbills counted. Probably the highlight locally was seeing 3 Spotted Doves in an urban yard in Tolaga Bay. Yesterday we saw one near Tikitiki so that's 4 Spotteds in 2 days---possibly the first records for the Gisborne district?
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Re: Gisborne spotted doves

Postby David Riddell » Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:48 am

I saw a spotted dove at Waihirere, just up the road from Gisborne, on November 12 last year. They've been moving slowly down from the hills over the past few years - I saw one just inland from Te Karaka in 2011, and another just south of Te Karaka in 2015. I put last year's sighting on ebird, should really have added the other two as well - will do that now.
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Re: oriental dotterel

Postby RussCannings » Sat Apr 20, 2019 6:19 pm

Cheers David!

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