Glossy ibis

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GKincaid
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Re: Glossy ibis

Postby GKincaid » Mon Apr 02, 2018 11:44 am

This morning (2 Apr) I saw 2 Ibis flying over the Opawa river from the direction of Dillons Point road towards the waste treatment plant.
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Re: Glossy ibis

Postby imogen » Sat Apr 07, 2018 6:03 pm

No sign of any ibis at Foxton Beach. No interesting rare birds this summer.
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Re: Glossy ibis

Postby Oscar Thomas » Tue May 01, 2018 4:25 pm

Checked the WTP, lagoons, Swamp and Dillons Pt Road paddocks yesterday morning to no avail. Although there was a Royal spoonbill with a twisted leg partway down the Wairau walkway. It was approachable and could still fly/feed, but may be worth keeping an eye out for. Highlight of the area was a small flock of Cirl bunting!
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Re: Glossy ibis

Postby Will Parsons » Fri Jun 29, 2018 7:27 pm

This week have seen 2 glossy ibis on last grass paddock on Dillons Point Road before you turn onto shingle. They feed in a wet paddock and don't seem to be to concerned about eye spotters!!
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Re: Glossy ibis

Postby Davidthomas » Fri Jun 29, 2018 8:38 pm

I missed them at the WTP when I visited two weeks ago.

But was treated to a flock of atleast 5 Cirl buntings, and 8 Black fronted dotterels in the salt/sand pans to the south of the car park.
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Re: Glossy ibis

Postby Will Parsons » Fri Jun 29, 2018 10:07 pm

Great news about the Black fronted dotterel; have also heard that some have been seen down at Lake Grassmere. Cirl Bunting always a good find. Did you see anything down at the Wairau bar?

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