Australian Wood Duck - Mapua Nelson.

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Re: Australian Wood Duck - Mapua Nelson.

Postby CMKMStephens » Sun Jan 07, 2018 12:07 pm

Swung by Playhouse on 1 Jan 2018, couldn't find any, but they could have been having a siesta under a tree on one of the other ponds. There was however a black-morph fantail which was nice.

Later in the day went to Hoddy's Pond, and found eight, which were all lurking under the trees in the far side of the pond (it was HOT).

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Re: Australian Wood Duck - Mapua Nelson.

Postby Oscar Thomas » Sat May 26, 2018 7:39 am

Checked area yesterday- no Wood ducks on Hoddy’s Pond, but nice to see four on the Playhouse Ponds around 3pm. Photos to come.
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Re: Australian Wood Duck - Mapua Nelson.

Postby Oscar Thomas » Sat May 26, 2018 8:44 pm

Pic of one pair:
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Re: Australian Wood Duck - Mapua Nelson.

Postby ledzep » Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:21 pm

On my second visit I found 3 Wood Duck (1 male, 2 females) at the Playhouse pond. None at Hoddy's Estuary Park or any of the other local ponds that I could see.
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Re: Australian Wood Duck - Mapua Nelson.

Postby David Riddell » Sat Dec 08, 2018 7:01 pm

Tried the Playhouse pond today for the ducks, (twice), also the lake on Nile Rd, Hoddy Estuary Park and, on the Playhouse barman's recommendation, some ponds on Hoddy Rd, but no joy. Still in the area tomorrow, anyone have any updates on where they might be?
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Re: Australian Wood Duck - Mapua Nelson.

Postby David Riddell » Wed Dec 12, 2018 11:11 am

Went round the same sites on Sunday morning, also without success. The best thing was a pretty good grey duck on the Hoddy Rd ponds.
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Re: Australian Wood Duck - Mapua Nelson.

Postby Adam C » Sat Dec 29, 2018 6:50 pm

After scouting all the local ponds today we found a male and female on the Nile Road pond this afternoon amongst a large army of paradise duck youngsters. Great to see them! They really are neat looking birds.
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Re: Australian Wood Duck - Mapua Nelson.

Postby Adam C » Sat Dec 29, 2018 7:09 pm

Photo by my 13 year old Jack.
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Re: Australian Wood Duck - Mapua Nelson.

Postby Nakilad » Thu Jan 03, 2019 8:34 pm

A couple of ducks were present at the Nile Rd pond this afternoon. Stoked to see them for the first time in NZ.
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Re: Australian Wood Duck - Mapua Nelson.

Postby harryhatman » Tue Mar 12, 2019 4:57 pm

Having tried for these 3 years in a row I finally caught up with 6 on the grass near a pond at the end of ridgeview road. No sign at Playhouse ponds nor Hoddy Estuary park.

FYI I have checked this pond and all the usual sites every time I visit.

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