Embankment Road: 2019/20 Season

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Adam C
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Re: Embankment Road: 2019/20 Season

Postby Adam C » Thu Mar 05, 2020 7:34 pm

Quick pop in to Embankment road between jobs today. Not ideal conditions being midday with a very stiff easterly but managed to count 53 Red Necked Stint which I think is pretty close to the last big count I got here about 5 weeks back. The last twice I have been out there have been around the 30 mark so good to see the whole 'heard' again. A few colouring up nicely but the bulk just looking a lot more contrasty and 'scaled' compared to their normal grey non-breeding kit. No sign of any other Arctic migrants or Godwit but approx 100 Wrybill and 'Heaps' of Bandies about. I didn't stay long and only covered the end of the fence line
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Re: Embankment Road: 2019/20 Season

Postby Adam C » Thu Mar 05, 2020 9:30 pm

Just as a side note. Weird how saturated these look on here unlike originals. I'm not usually this clumsy in post pro! Something going on in the upload cruncher?
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Re: Embankment Road: 2019/20 Season

Postby Adam C » Sun Mar 22, 2020 1:23 pm

Nice to escape the 'situation' for a while today and spend a stunning morning out at Embankment Road, Lake Ellesmere. Had a magical encounter with over a thousand Welcome swallows all zipping around one particular area and using the famous fence line as a roost. There were several on each post and hundreds all over the ground and in the air. Main highlights were 5 Cape Barren Geese out wide on the lake, 39 Red Necked Stint with a lot of birds showing breeding colours now. 41 Red Knot and 43 Bar Tailed Godwits. Also present was the speedy Grey-Tailed Tattler. Fantastic to see it again! Also bumped into another birder from Ashburton. Great to meet you Don!
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