5 Chestnut-breasted shelducks, tip lagoon Invercargill

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sjacques
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5 Chestnut-breasted shelducks, tip lagoon Invercargill

Postby sjacques » Tue Nov 26, 2019 2:08 pm

Five chestnut-breasted shelducks at the tip lagoon, Invercargill at lunchtime today. Record shot of three of the birds attached - female bird with head showing.

Birds were in a loose group; one adult pair and three other birds with lesser extent of white markings around eyes and bill bases - immatures?

Cheers,
Sean.
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sjacques
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Re: 5 Chestnut-breasted shelducks, tip lagoon Invercargill

Postby sjacques » Tue Nov 26, 2019 3:45 pm

Cropped record shot of the adult pair.

Cheers,
Sean.
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Phil Rhodes
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Re: 5 Chestnut-breasted shelducks, tip lagoon Invercargill

Postby Phil Rhodes » Wed Nov 27, 2019 8:04 pm

All five birds there this evening snoozing on posts in the middle of the lagoon.
sjacques
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Re: 5 Chestnut-breasted shelducks, tip lagoon Invercargill

Postby sjacques » Wed Nov 27, 2019 9:11 pm

There were six Chestnut-breasted shelducks present at 1700 today; same five birds as yesterday plus another female type. Horrible cropped phone-scoped shot of all six briefly in the same view together. Interesting to see some interaction with the Paradise shelducks (which they outnumbered on the lagoon six to two while I was watching). Photo shows one (immature drake?) bird sharing a perch with a female parry. Drake parry was roosting on a post nearby, woke up, preened, then chased the CBS off and took up the perch himself.
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sjacques
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Re: 5 Chestnut-breasted shelducks, tip lagoon Invercargill

Postby sjacques » Thu Nov 28, 2019 1:34 pm

Six birds present again this lunchtime.

Cheers,
Sean.
Clinton9
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Re: 5 Chestnut-breasted shelducks, tip lagoon Invercargill

Postby Clinton9 » Fri Nov 29, 2019 6:33 pm

Hope they will breed next year...in Australia they were winter breeders.
sjacques
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Re: 5 Chestnut-breasted shelducks, tip lagoon Invercargill

Postby sjacques » Mon Dec 02, 2019 12:15 pm

Quick look today with binos only; at least three CB shelducks still present.
sjacques
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Re: 5 Chestnut-breasted shelducks, tip lagoon Invercargill

Postby sjacques » Thu Dec 05, 2019 1:19 pm

5 CB shelduck present again today, roosting on island in New River estuary, viewed from tip lagoon hide.

Cheers,
Sean.
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sjacques
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Re: 5 Chestnut-breasted shelducks, tip lagoon Invercargill

Postby sjacques » Fri Dec 06, 2019 1:20 pm

Lunchtime today; same spot as yesterday, six birds present.
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Jochen Dierschke
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Re: 5 Chestnut-breasted shelducks, tip lagoon Invercargill

Postby Jochen Dierschke » Sat Dec 07, 2019 6:18 pm

I saw there 6 birds already on 13.11., together with Tom Noah and Matthias Fehlow. Record shots are available on request!

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