Glossy Ibis, Hauraki

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Re: Glossy Ibis, Hauraki

Postby Jan » Fri Dec 28, 2018 8:44 am

Is 53 Wrybill unusual for a summer count? I suppose they may be last season's juvs and don't need to come south this year?
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Re: Glossy Ibis, Hauraki

Postby RussCannings » Fri Dec 28, 2018 8:49 am

Probably failed/non breeders returning I would guess. Miranda is up to around 300 Wrybill at the moment (which is not far away).
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Re: Glossy Ibis, Hauraki

Postby rukuhia » Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:07 pm

The flooded field was full of large numbers of, SIPO, pied stilt,as well as BT godwit, wrybill, banded dotterel,PGPs, spoonbills and other usuals. No ibis or egret but a dull coloured bird flew in front of me in a ziz zag flight and landed over in the long grass in farmers field. I later thought it may have been a snipe so keep an eye out when scanning the muddy fields.
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Re: Glossy Ibis, Hauraki

Postby Les Feasey » Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:07 am

On 3rd January (sorry for the late post guys) around high tide same thing, but the Glossy Ibis was present, and large numbers of Grey Teal (over 400). A hunt for the Cattle Egret among the nesting Pied Shag didn't turn up anything either. Didn't even deploy the drone.
Numbers counted from the photos:
780 Pied Stilt
500 SIPO
1214 Bar-tailed Godwit (Didn't expect that many)
x Red knot
12 Wrybill (about, didn't see many).
27 Mallard
12 Paradise Shelduck
7 Spoonbill
24 Spur-winged plover
plus the usual other suspects.
3 PGP on further examination of the photos. Most must have stayed at Miranda.
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Re: Glossy Ibis, Hauraki

Postby rukuhia » Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:36 am

The area continues to be a great refuge for birds but with the amount of mangrove seedlings about it may only be temporary.
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Re: Glossy Ibis, Hauraki

Postby RussCannings » Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:25 pm

Popped in a bit after high tide with the family this afternoon. 4 Cattle egrets were roosting on the metal arches (though left almost immediately when a harrier out up all the waders--did not notice what direction they went as I was looking elsewhere). 2 Sharpies and a dozen golden plovers also present but no ibis or snipe-like objects.

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