possible Little Stint

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Steve Wood
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Re: possible Little Stint

Postby Steve Wood » Wed Sep 18, 2019 12:05 pm

Just heard from Paul G - bird still there and showing well.
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ourspot
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Re: possible Little Stint

Postby ourspot » Wed Sep 18, 2019 7:38 pm

Phil Hammond, Paul G, and myself had a great view of the Little Stint at Kidds Shell banks today. Also present were the 2 greater sand plovers, 6 red neck stints, 2 whimbrel and all the other usual suspects. Little was very active feeding for most of the time we were there and seemed to associate most with a sharp tailed Sandpiper. No sign of possible Cox's

Here's an average photo (will upload more when I get home if any are better). A great day out.

Cheers Scott
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ourspot
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Re: possible Little Stint

Postby ourspot » Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:11 am

Here's some more (not very good quality) photos of the Little Stint from yesterday. Cheers Scott
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Steve Wood
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Re: possible Little Stint

Postby Steve Wood » Thu Sep 19, 2019 2:30 pm

Nice one Scott. Bird was still here today but with out the sunshine!
David Lawrie
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Re: possible Little Stint

Postby David Lawrie » Fri Sep 20, 2019 8:03 am

I am taking a group down tomorrow, Saturday, PM if you want to join us
wazzagonewild
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Re: possible Little Stint

Postby wazzagonewild » Sat Sep 21, 2019 7:07 am

Is anyone planning to go next Sunday (29th) or willing to take a visiting birder from Christchurch out to see the site then? I'm looking to book flights etc but would ideally like to know about accessibility first. Cheers, Warwick
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Re: possible Little Stint

Postby phil hammond » Sat Sep 21, 2019 8:17 am

Hi Warwick, I think you have my contact details from a Tutukaka pelagic. I will know within 24 hours if I can go that day. Just a note on logistics, it's a big 4.4 m tide that day at 10.50 am. The shell banks will be cut off by incoming tide for about 5 hours or so - - - a great time to be there but it will mean you will need to be at the airport by about 6.45 am
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Re: possible Little Stint

Postby RussCannings » Sat Sep 21, 2019 7:37 pm

10 people went out today (Saturday) and had great looks at the Little Stint. High tide was quite low so most birds were spread out but we still got onto the 2 sand plovers along with 5 whimbrel.
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Re: possible Little Stint

Postby rukuhia » Sat Sep 21, 2019 7:38 pm

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Thanks to Dave Lawrie we had a great visit to Kidds shellbank to view the Little Stint and saw a host of others as well.
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Re: possible Little Stint

Postby erikforsyth » Sat Sep 21, 2019 8:08 pm

yes, a great day meeting birders, fine weather and the vagrant Little Stint. Many thanks to David for organising today.

cheers
Erik Forsyth
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