Little Egret at ashley river..

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kelly111
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Little Egret at ashley river..

Postby kelly111 » Sat Nov 16, 2019 8:56 pm

Little Egret at ashley river.just got a photo of this at about 8pm tonight..first one i have seen so i am happy about that..he was up close to..wairaki beach..
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Davidthomas
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Re: Little Egret at ashley river..

Postby Davidthomas » Sat Nov 16, 2019 9:48 pm

Great spotting! The Ashley estuary shows up again
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Re: Little Egret at ashley river..

Postby Adam C » Sun Nov 17, 2019 5:01 am

Nice find!
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Bev Alexander
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Re: Little Egret at ashley river..

Postby Bev Alexander » Sun Nov 17, 2019 6:47 pm

Managed to see the Little Egret late this afternoon. Thanks Kelly, for your photos.
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Re: Little Egret at ashley river..

Postby Davidthomas » Sun Nov 17, 2019 7:36 pm

Dammit! I must have just missed it. I was there between 3 and 4 and couldn’t find it. Where’d you end up seeing it Bev?
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Re: Little Egret at ashley river..

Postby Bev Alexander » Sun Nov 17, 2019 8:13 pm

Hi David, I walked out from the Kings Ave entrance & down stream. Saw this bird jumping up & down in a channel & on closer inspection saw it was the Egret. Watched as it moved down towards the estuary & then disappeared. Good luck.
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Re: Little Egret at ashley river..

Postby Davidthomas » Sun Nov 17, 2019 8:34 pm

Dammit!! I thought about going down that way but thought I could look down far enough that unless it was way up I wouldn’t miss it. Ah well. Hopefully it’ll stick around
kelly111
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Re: Little Egret at ashley river..

Postby kelly111 » Sun Nov 17, 2019 8:44 pm

Davidthomas wrote:Dammit!! I thought about going down that way but thought I could look down far enough that unless it was way up I wouldn’t miss it. Ah well. Hopefully it’ll stick around
hi i was just down there and he was there.i have been down there 3 times over the last 3 days and he was in the same spot all 3 times..her are some photos from today..
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kelly111
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Re: Little Egret at ashley river..

Postby kelly111 » Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:01 pm

Bev Alexander wrote:Managed to see the Little Egret late this afternoon. Thanks Kelly, for your photos.
thats good you got to see the bird i have seen it today also.but a cool litte bird..
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Re: Little Egret at ashley river..

Postby kelly111 » Sun Nov 17, 2019 10:38 pm

Davidthomas wrote:Dammit!! I thought about going down that way but thought I could look down far enough that unless it was way up I wouldn’t miss it. Ah well. Hopefully it’ll stick around

Hi david i have put up a map for you to see where the bird has been.so if you go here i think you may see it.
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