Wellington City biodiversity

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Olwen
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Re: Wellington City biodiversity

Postby Olwen » Fri Jul 20, 2018 3:17 pm

I must try and get up there for a look soon. Thanks.
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Re: Wellington City biodiversity

Postby Peter Hodge » Sat Jul 21, 2018 8:04 am

Yesterday I saw a Black-browed Mollymawk 200-300 metres offshore from the Sirens in the Taputeranga Marine Reserve (in front of Dive Wellington and the Beach House). It was interesting to see it close to shore - it was flying with several Fluttering Shearwaters in a moderate northwest wind.
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Re: Wellington City biodiversity

Postby ledzep » Wed Jul 25, 2018 8:20 pm

Plimmerton Domain is the place to be if you are a Song Thrush. Usually Blackbirds outnumber them on playing fields, but around lunchtime today I counted around 20 Song Thrushes and 5 Blackbirds near the car park in Plimmerton Domain. That is the largest number of Song Thrushes I've seen in one place.
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Re: Wellington City biodiversity

Postby ledzep » Wed Oct 17, 2018 4:50 pm

Good views of a Falcon today near the Birchville Dam on the Cannon Point walkway, -41.090481 175.085316. Calling and flying overhead over the gully on the track leading south up the hill from the dam. Also views of several male Tomtits near the Cannon Point trig and some Whitehead and California Quail.
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Olwen
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Re: Wellington City biodiversity

Postby Olwen » Thu Oct 25, 2018 8:14 pm

Lovely photos.
Colin Miskelly
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Re: Wellington City biodiversity

Postby Colin Miskelly » Sun Nov 11, 2018 8:08 am

A very vocal adult male falcon sitting on a roof top a few houses down the road this morning - that is Mt Victoria in the background. It eventually flew high over central/downtown Wellington and curved east over Roseneath.

We heard one from home yesterday, and Alan Tennyson and I saw one from work (i.e. over Pukeahu War Memorial Park) on 7 Nov.

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