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Liam Ballard
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Re: miranda today

Postby Liam Ballard » Sat Aug 24, 2019 2:34 pm

Another very low tide today with the godwits hanging out on the other side of the shellbank so they were pretty much invisible for the 2 hours up to high tide. However, we went away for an hour and a half and came back to the godwit flock on the shellbank itself (too far out for me to come to any conclusions about species). However, the three Far Eastern Curlew were all present, much to my delight (lifer!) all to the right side looking out.
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Re: miranda today

Postby Grahame » Tue Oct 01, 2019 1:53 pm

The tide was very high today, but good numbers of Godwits and Knot along with 3 Whimbrel on the shell bank. No sign of the C B Shelduck on the stilt ponds, and only one male A Shelduck. No sign of the P Goldies, so perhaps they have moved to the Piako along with the F E Curlew.

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Re: miranda today

Postby Grahame » Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:53 am

PaulG and Igor have just reported a nice Marsh Sandpiper in front of the stilt hide.

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Re: miranda today

Postby Grahame » Fri Oct 18, 2019 3:32 pm

The missing Curlew from Piako, is here, I Red n Stint, 4 NZ dotterel. Unable to re-find the poss/prob Asiatic Dowitcher.
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Re: miranda today

Postby Grahame » Sun Oct 20, 2019 3:39 pm

3 E Curlew, 2 Whimbrel, 1 Red n Stint, Marsh Sandpiper (showing well) and 15 P Golden Plover, all from main hide.

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Re: miranda today

Postby FraserGurney » Mon Oct 21, 2019 2:22 pm

1 marsh sandpiper, 1 red-necked stint, 2 whimbrel and 3 Far Eastern curlew from the main hide today as well as 20 Pacific golden plover roosting in the Limeworks area.
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Re: miranda today

Postby Grahame » Sun Oct 27, 2019 11:09 am

Fom 0630 until 1030 this morning, three e curlew, 25 P G P's and one Red n Stint. At the time I felt it had a rather long bill, but it was a long way off into the sun making plumage difficult. After reading the entry on stints yesterday, this could have been the bird David talked about.
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Re: miranda today

Postby wazzagonewild » Tue Nov 05, 2019 3:06 pm

The main wader flock was very distant this afternoon on the shellbank, but the chestnut-breasted shelduck was back on the main pond, along with the marsh sandpiper.
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Re: miranda today

Postby Parula » Wed Nov 06, 2019 6:20 pm

I had a few minutes available today to take a quick look in at Miranda. Marsh Sand and 3x Sharp-tailed Sand seen on the main pool. Close to the main hide but I was viewing from road. I did not see the C-B Shelduck. ( but it was a very quick visit).
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Re: miranda today

Postby philbattley » Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:34 am

This is very annoying. I was there from Thursday to Saturday last week and checked the ponds numerous times and saw neither! :(

wazzagonewild wrote:The main wader flock was very distant this afternoon on the shellbank, but the chestnut-breasted shelduck was back on the main pond, along with the marsh sandpiper.

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