Godwit arrivals

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Godwit arrivals

Postby andrewcrossland » Sun Sep 09, 2018 10:37 pm

No new arrivals yet on the avon-Heathcote estuary on chch
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Re: Godwit arrivals

Postby andrewcrossland » Mon Sep 10, 2018 7:40 pm

Nothing today either at the avon-Heathcote.
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Re: Godwit arrivals

Postby Oscar Thomas » Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:31 pm

At least 70 newbies yesterday in the Manukau Harbour. They stood out with their frantic feeding habits, droopy wings and puffed mantle, pretty skinny too some of them.
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Re: Godwit arrivals

Postby Clinton9 » Tue Sep 11, 2018 3:17 pm

frantic feeding habits ??? what that means ???
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Re: Godwit arrivals

Postby Oscar Thomas » Tue Sep 11, 2018 4:18 pm

They were feeding quickly, but the overwintering godwits seemed more settled. Presumably because they have a bit of weight to make up after the journey.
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Re: Godwit arrivals

Postby kengeorge » Wed Sep 12, 2018 11:03 am

Good answer Oscar, well put.
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Re: Godwit arrivals

Postby philbattley » Wed Sep 12, 2018 1:48 pm

Tony Habraken also reported a banded godwit from the Catlins at the Manukau on Sunday. Nothing had come in to the Manawatu Estuary by yesterday morning.
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Re: Godwit arrivals

Postby Ian Southey » Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:25 pm

There were 21 new arrivals in Waipu Cove this afternoon.

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Re: Godwit arrivals

Postby haggarty » Thu Sep 13, 2018 3:05 pm

Godwits have arrived at Manawatu Estuary. Out on the mudflats fair way off so difficult to count but about 12-20
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Re: Godwit arrivals

Postby andrewcrossland » Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:03 pm

Still no new godwits on the avon-Heathcote estuary in chch this morning. Maybe they'll come in tomorrow. .....

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