Brown Booby, Muriwai

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Michael Szabo
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Brown Booby, Muriwai

Postby Michael Szabo » Sat Jan 04, 2020 8:23 am

Robert Wood has posted this photo of a Brown Booby seen at Muriwai gannet colony yesterday:

https://scontent.fpmr1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/ ... e=5E9950D1
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Re: Brown Booby, Muriwai

Postby FraserGurney » Sat Jan 04, 2020 11:41 am

The booby is present now, mostly obscured on a lower ledge by itself on the southern Edge of the colony. Best viewed from the southernmost platform, looking hard south towards Maori Bay.
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Re: Brown Booby, Muriwai

Postby Michael Szabo » Sat Jan 04, 2020 7:17 pm

It was reportedly not seen later this afternoon despite a search.
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Re: Brown Booby, Muriwai

Postby Michael Szabo » Sat Jan 18, 2020 4:00 pm

Carol Bates has posted a photo of what looks like the same Brown Booby taken at Muriwai gannet colony this morning:
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Re: Brown Booby, Muriwai

Postby Davidthomas » Sat Jan 18, 2020 4:52 pm

Paul G also reported one flying past Kariotahi beach today at around midday.

“*Right now* Brown Booby flying north at Karioitahi Beach, Waiuku. Only 100m out above surf. Look out Muriwai, here it comes!”
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Re: Brown Booby, Muriwai

Postby rukuhia » Sun Jan 19, 2020 7:07 pm

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The bobby flew in at 1900 tonight. At southern end right on edge.
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Re: Brown Booby, Muriwai

Postby Michael Szabo » Fri Jan 24, 2020 11:16 am

It was seen again yesterday evening.
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Re: Brown Booby, Muriwai

Postby phil hammond » Sat Jan 25, 2020 10:33 pm

This evening it was on the exact same little ledge that Bob photographed it on. Quite difficult for shorter people to see without climbing slightly up the railings on the southern platform, leaning out as far as you dare, and try to look hard left around the flax leaves

Alternatively the whole bird was visible from the cliff top at the southern end of the car park, but you need a scope

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