Miranda and Mangere

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Richard Fenner
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Miranda and Mangere

Postby Richard Fenner » Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:21 pm

Caught high tide first at Miranda then at the Ambury Park hide today. No sign of broad-billed sandpiper in fact no sandpipers at all on the stilt ponds that I could find. Wasn't a very high tide though. There were two adult female Aussie Chestnut-breasted Shelduck and also got a good view in flight of a Black-tailed Godwit coming in although couldn't locate it after it landed! Decent flock of Wrybill next to the PGP's on the limeworks mud and two Red-necked stint and one Turnstone among them.
Mangere high tide about 1.30pm - good number of birds and managed to find everything that has been reported recently (I think). So two Sharp-tailed Sandpipers and one Curlew Sand among a couple of hundred Wrybill. Two Whimbrel at one end of Godwit/Knot flock and a Grey-tailed Tattler showing very well standing on a rock at the other end of the flock. Bird had a very prominent consistently thick eyestripe which definitely extended behind the eye some distance also quite a pale bird so pretty certain it was Grey-tailed.

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