White-winged Black Tern - Napier

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Re: White-winged Black Tern - Napier

Postby sav » Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:18 am

Hi all,

Three Sharp-tailed Sands and only one WWBTern present about 9 am this morning.

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Re: White-winged Black Tern - Napier

Postby Brent Stephenson » Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:25 pm

Hi all,

Saw both WWBT at the Southern Marsh today around midday, picking insects off the surface of the water in flight. Then three sharp-tailed sandpipers at the Westshore Lagoon scrapes just after that.

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Re: White-winged Black Tern - Napier

Postby TomWells » Tue Feb 05, 2019 10:23 am

Does anyone know if these are still there, I’m passing through in a few days time? Cheers, Tom
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Re: White-winged Black Tern - Napier

Postby tim » Tue Feb 05, 2019 12:50 pm

yes the 2 white winged terns are still at the southern marsh and 1 common tern still present at clive rivermouth.
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Re: White-winged Black Tern - Napier

Postby Matt Jones » Wed Feb 06, 2019 5:43 pm

The two White-winged Black Terns where still present this morning at the far end of the southern marsh.
Along with 4 Sharp-tailed sands.

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Re: White-winged Black Tern - Napier

Postby rukuhia » Thu Feb 14, 2019 5:18 pm

Two WWBT there today.
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Re: White-winged Black Tern - Napier

Postby Brent Stephenson » Tue Feb 19, 2019 10:18 pm

Two WWBT still present for the group today - alternating hawking and then roosting on the ground and running amongst the tussocks and pied stilts! Also spotless crake about, and found the pectoral sandpiper on the marsh (far western end) with at least three sharp-tailed sands.

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Re: White-winged Black Tern - Napier

Postby CMKMStephens » Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:15 pm

Hi, went to the marsh and got to see the White-winged Black Terns back on 9 February. Also met a couple of OSNZ people which was great. Could I get a confirmation that I've got a Sharp-tailed Sandpiper on the left, Pectoral Sandpiper on the right here? I watched four sandpipers, so either I must have seen the Pectoral, or there were in fact four Sharp-tailed...

Happy to get a few medium to long distance shots of the WWBT's I'd rate at like 5/10 or something. They were patrolling the far side, so I went around to the SW side of the marsh, but that had me shooting into the sun a bit. Loads of heat shimmer too.

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Re: White-winged Black Tern - Napier

Postby Nigel Milius » Sun Mar 24, 2019 7:24 pm

Had a quick visit this morning to Southern Marsh, Ahuriri Wetlands , Napier and saw two small marsh terns. No scope with us, and well out camera range for what we had with us, but presumably the 2 White-winged Black Terns still present?
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