Common Tern - Foxton Beach

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Common Tern - Foxton Beach

Postby sav » Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:38 pm

Hi all,

Neil Robertson reports a Common Tern at Foxton Beach this afternoon. There are photos (by Imogen Warren) on the NZ Bird id Facebook page.

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Re: Common Tern - Foxton Beach

Postby sav » Wed Nov 28, 2018 10:10 pm

Hi all,

What is presumably the same bird, but now with more white on the fore-crown, was present today. Also a Curlew Sand and a NZ Dotterel.


Our tour is going well after 9 days of mostly tragic weather. We are missing nothing except Pycroft's Petrel (due to cancelled pelagic) and NZ Falcon and leave the North Island tomorrow with a lsit of 114 so far.

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Re: Common Tern - Foxton Beach

Postby Nikki McArthur » Sat Dec 08, 2018 7:28 am

Hi all,

The common tern was present again at around 10.30am on the 6th Dec. Great views of it sitting on its own at the high tide roost. No sign of the curlew sand.

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Re: Common Tern - Foxton Beach

Postby Davidthomas » Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:05 pm

Probably the same bird was present again today around 6:30-7pm. Got some reasonable photos but nowhere near as good as Imogen’s due to being directly into the descending sun. Strikingly different cap colour, head shape and beautiful dark grey wing coverts, dark carpal bar and primaries without any white cutbacks.

Also present was a single PGP, the Curlew sandpiper, 60+ Knots, 100+ Godwits, 20+ Banded Dotterel, and 20+ Wrybill.
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Re: Common Tern - Foxton Beach

Postby sav » Wed Jan 23, 2019 11:32 pm

Hi all,

Presumably the same Common Tern was present today through the high tide. Very few White-fronted Tern present.

Also a Curlew Sand and 24 very friendly Wrybill. Views down to below 5m!

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Re: Common Tern - Foxton Beach

Postby imogen » Thu Jan 24, 2019 6:40 am

Curlew sandpiper has been present now for 2 months. Looking very healthy.

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Good views of the common tern

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