NZ dotterels at Waikanae River estuary

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Re: NZ dotterels at Waikanae River estuary

Postby boneywhitefoot » Sun Apr 07, 2019 5:26 pm

yes they did
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Re: NZ dotterels at Waikanae River estuary

Postby Alan Tennyson » Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:51 am

Geoff de Lisle told me that one chick fledged. I have not seen any NZ dotterels at the site since this time, so I presume that they have headed off somewhere over the winter, as they apparently did last year.
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Dotterels Kapiti News 5 Dec 2018.pdf
I attach a news article showing proof of the chick(s)
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Re: NZ dotterels at Waikanae River estuary

Postby boneywhitefoot » Mon Apr 08, 2019 1:23 pm

both chicks fledged
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Re: NZ dotterels at Waikanae River estuary

Postby jdowding » Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:21 pm

Thanks all
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Re: NZ dotterels at Waikanae River estuary

Postby Alan Tennyson » Sun Sep 08, 2019 5:39 pm

2 adults back at the estuary this morning.
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Re: NZ dotterels at Waikanae River estuary

Postby boneywhitefoot » Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:36 pm

awesome
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Re: NZ dotterels at Waikanae River estuary

Postby GrahamB » Wed Sep 11, 2019 12:37 pm

Both on the mud in the slight embayment on the Eastern/Southern bank at about 11.30 AM today. I thought it would be a struggle to find them (sheltering) on the spit with the southerly blowing hard, especially as I did not get to see them last year. One stood out at long range because of the glowing breeding plumage. Nice.
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Re: NZ dotterels at Waikanae River estuary

Postby Alan Tennyson » Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:40 am

Probably the same 2 birds (based on their plumage: 1 very red, the other very pale) present together on the spit yesterday.
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