Godwit arrivals

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andrewcrossland
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Re: Godwit arrivals

Postby andrewcrossland » Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:58 pm

At last! 80 new arrivals at the avon-Heathcote estuary this morn (friday)
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philbattley
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Re: Godwit arrivals

Postby philbattley » Sat Sep 15, 2018 10:26 am

New godwits were reported at the Manawatu Estuary on Thursday, and there 21 birds there on Friday including 5 individually marked returnees.

Dan Ruthrauff from Alaska reports surprisingly low numbers of birds in a census last week, which raises the possibility that tens of thousands had just left, so it'd be great to get decent counts from around NZ over the coming week to see if this is a possible explanation or not.

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Paul Gibson
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Re: Godwit arrivals

Postby Paul Gibson » Sat Sep 15, 2018 1:17 pm

A small group of newly arrived godwits on the Whanganui River Estuary this morning, some with droopy wings.
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rukuhia
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Re: Godwit arrivals

Postby rukuhia » Sat Sep 15, 2018 5:05 pm

There were 200 in northern Tauranga harbour today.
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Tim Barnard
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Re: Godwit arrivals

Postby Tim Barnard » Sat Sep 15, 2018 5:43 pm

New arrivals at Maketu and Little Waihi today.
51 and 73 respectively.
Tim

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