Northern shoveler, Nelson WTP

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Rebecca Bowater
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Re: Northern shoveler, Nelson WTP

Postby Rebecca Bowater » Wed Oct 10, 2018 1:41 pm

It is more dark green than blue San.
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Re: Northern shoveler, Nelson WTP

Postby sav » Wed Oct 10, 2018 2:37 pm

Hi Rebecca,

Thanks, yep, I know what colour it actually is- I just wondered how it came to look so blue in the photo?

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Nikki McArthur
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Re: Northern shoveler, Nelson WTP

Postby Nikki McArthur » Wed Oct 10, 2018 3:06 pm

Rebecca's also asked the question whether we know of any other Northern shovelers still in NZ at the moment? A quick look on this forum, and on eBird suggests the most recent sighting prior to today was of the Miranda bird on the 4th August.

Have the other birds departed (or gone into hiding to moult?), or have we just stopped reporting them now that everyone's ticked them off?
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Re: Northern shoveler, Nelson WTP

Postby Clinton9 » Wed Oct 10, 2018 3:11 pm

Now Northern Shovelers are in south-east Asia now, finished their autumntime migration, in eclipse plumages.

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