Fiordland crested penguin at Foxton

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Jake
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Fiordland crested penguin at Foxton

Postby Jake » Fri Feb 28, 2020 4:09 pm

I was checking this site to see if it was worth my while going out to Foxton today (to see this guy)... surprised that nobody has shared this sighting yet lol

https://i.stuff.co.nz/manawatu-standard ... xton-beach
haggarty
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Re: Fiordland crested penguin at Foxton

Postby haggarty » Fri Feb 28, 2020 4:36 pm

I saw the bird early on Tuesday morning. It was swimming close to shore heading north and coming onto the beach if people were not too close. I went home and reported it to doc, but the pics others took make it look like a particularly healthy bird doing its thing (I was walking dogs and did mot have camera - damn!)! I went back to beach a bit later and drove for quite a way along it North but no sighting, so either it had just kept going north or headed out to sea, so going to Foxton now will probably be a waste of time
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Michael Szabo
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Re: Fiordland crested penguin at Foxton

Postby Michael Szabo » Fri Feb 28, 2020 4:48 pm

Thomas Mattern has pointed out that it was an Erect-crested Penguin rather than Fiordland.
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