Northern Shoveler at Bromley Oxidation Ponds

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Adam C
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Northern Shoveler at Bromley Oxidation Ponds

Postby Adam C » Fri Apr 26, 2019 5:18 pm

Hi all. Northern Shoveler present at Christchurch, Bromley Oxidation ponds this afternoon.
It was in the North/east corner by the posts where the shags normally roost. It was reasonably close when first viewed but by the time Jack and I got back with scope and phone it was right at the back so photos are pretty crappy but hopefully ID it well enough!
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Re: Northern Shoveler at Bromley Oxidation Ponds

Postby Adam C » Fri Apr 26, 2019 5:28 pm

Map below. Red dot showing location although it will probably move around a bit.
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Re: Northern Shoveler at Bromley Oxidation Ponds

Postby wazzagonewild » Fri Apr 26, 2019 6:26 pm

Great find Adam! Will go for a look myself first thing in the morning.
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Re: Northern Shoveler at Bromley Oxidation Ponds

Postby Davidthomas » Fri Apr 26, 2019 6:35 pm

Good stuff Adam!
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Re: Northern Shoveler at Bromley Oxidation Ponds

Postby Adam C » Fri Apr 26, 2019 8:55 pm

Hope it sticks around for a bit! What I didn't look for was a female with it. Looking at my pics there does seem to be a female with it consistently. Prob just coinsidence but worth a look if anyone locks on to it over the next couple of days.
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Re: Northern Shoveler at Bromley Oxidation Ponds

Postby flish » Sat Apr 27, 2019 7:50 am

Have just spotted him in the same spot! He's just hanging around with the other shovelers
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Re: Northern Shoveler at Bromley Oxidation Ponds

Postby Davidthomas » Sat Apr 27, 2019 4:30 pm

Currently present in the same spot. Hanging out between the northern end of the first pond on the left from New Brighton and the island. Along with a female friend. (Suspect it’s just an Aussie shoveler female, doesn’t look conclusively Northern anyway) will upload photos later. If trying to get close suggest using car as a blind. Let me within 20m
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Re: Northern Shoveler at Bromley Oxidation Ponds

Postby Brent Stephenson » Sat Apr 27, 2019 6:56 pm

Nice work. Would appreciate continued posts/updates as I may head down in a couple of weeks when back in NZ...
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Re: Northern Shoveler at Bromley Oxidation Ponds

Postby TheBirderman » Sun Apr 28, 2019 9:54 am

It might be the same bird that was spotted in Miranda in the Firth of Thames a while back....

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Re: Northern Shoveler at Bromley Oxidation Ponds

Postby Wandoona » Sun Apr 28, 2019 1:28 pm

Or Invercargill last year

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