Fiordland crested penguin, Oamaru

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David Riddell
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Fiordland crested penguin, Oamaru

Postby David Riddell » Tue Oct 22, 2019 5:42 pm

Someone just showed me a post on the Birds NZ Facebook page (which I'm not a member of) showing a yellow-eyed, blue and Fiordland crested penguin all in the same shot at Oamaru. Anyone know where that was and if there's any chance of the FCP still being there? Will be there tomorrow (on Stewart Island at the moment).
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Re: Fiordland crested penguin, Oamaru

Postby Davidthomas » Tue Oct 22, 2019 5:53 pm

Hey David, that was passed on by me from one of my Facebook friends. It was seen down by the Oamaru penguin colony on a walk along the beachfront there yesterday around midday.
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Re: Fiordland crested penguin, Oamaru

Postby Michael Szabo » Wed Oct 23, 2019 9:16 am

'Birds New Zealand' Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/Birdsnewzealand/
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Re: Fiordland crested penguin, Oamaru

Postby David Riddell » Thu Oct 24, 2019 9:44 am

Had a good look round then spoke to someone at the colony who said the FCP had gone to an animal hospital in Dunedin.
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Re: Fiordland crested penguin, Oamaru

Postby Davidthomas » Thu Oct 24, 2019 10:08 am

Oh no! How frustrating. Sorry you couldn’t catch up with it David.
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Re: Fiordland crested penguin, Oamaru

Postby David Riddell » Thu Oct 24, 2019 10:26 am

Thanks Dave, no matter, we've been having a great trip so far, it's on to Kaikoura tonight!
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Re: Fiordland crested penguin, Oamaru

Postby Davidthomas » Thu Oct 24, 2019 11:22 am

Be sure to check the ashley Estuary for the Greater Sand plover and st Anne’s on your way through :)
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Re: Fiordland crested penguin, Oamaru

Postby David Riddell » Fri Oct 25, 2019 7:27 am

We're on a tight schedule and saw GSPs last month but did stop at St Anne's (see elsewhere). Albatross Encounter this morning then Lake Elterwater and Dillons Point Rd this afternoon!

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