Glossy Ibis at Spider Lagoon, South Canterbury

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Paul Sagar
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Glossy Ibis at Spider Lagoon, South Canterbury

Postby Paul Sagar » Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:54 am

Just back from an early morning visit to Spider Lagoon where I was pleased to see 1 Glossy Ibis in full breeding plumage, feeding in a paddock along with SIPO, Pied Stlits, Mallards and Paradise Shelducks.

The birds were in a paddock adjacent to the north-western side of the lagoon. I spotted the ibis when I scanned the birds after walking along the beach to the pond which lies at the northern end of the lagoon.

A full list of birds seen has been submitted to eBird
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Adam C
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Re: Glossy Ibis at Spider Lagoon, South Canterbury

Postby Adam C » Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:20 pm

Nice its still in Breeding kit. Is Spider Lagoon the one just South of the Orari mouth Paul?
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Paul Sagar
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Re: Glossy Ibis at Spider Lagoon, South Canterbury

Postby Paul Sagar » Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:25 pm

Hi Adam,
Yep, access is by the road to Browns Beach. Turn off SH1 at Winchester School and keep on until you reach the sea.

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