Glossy ibis return

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Glossy ibis return

Postby Will Parsons » Mon Sep 23, 2019 8:03 pm

This evening on my way to a meeting I was most surprised to see 16 Glossy ibis in this field near the end of Dillons Point road in a farmers paddock. My quick photo taken from approximately 200 metres clearly shows a large group of birds. I shall provide updates on these birds however remember they are on private property and usually can be seen quite clearly from the road. However they do spook very easily even when in a vehicle.
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Re: Glossy ibis return

Postby Patrick Crowe » Tue Sep 24, 2019 10:03 am

Thanks for the update Will. Bill and I were discussing this a few weeks back and saying how no one had reported seeing them in a while. Awesome to see they are still around!
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Re: Glossy ibis return

Postby Will Parsons » Tue Sep 24, 2019 12:52 pm

Yes it would be fascinating to know where they have been particularly when no one else has sighted them.
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Re: Glossy ibis return

Postby Adam C » Tue Sep 24, 2019 5:59 pm

What a sight!!!!
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Re: Glossy ibis return

Postby Will Parsons » Wed Sep 25, 2019 7:51 am

Only 2 this morning and they flew in from the direction of the Blenheim settling ponds.
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Re: Glossy ibis return

Postby David Riddell » Wed Sep 25, 2019 8:20 am

Many thanks for the update Will, I'll be passing through Blenheim in about a month's time and will be watching this thread closely!
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Re: Glossy ibis return

Postby Will Parsons » Fri Sep 27, 2019 8:23 am

16 last night and much closer to the road.
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Re: Glossy ibis return

Postby Will Parsons » Sat Sep 28, 2019 6:49 pm

Just a short update the population as grown to 23!
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Re: Glossy ibis return

Postby Jan » Sun Sep 29, 2019 2:44 pm

That must be a NZ record, surely.???
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Re: Glossy ibis return

Postby Clinton9 » Sun Sep 29, 2019 2:47 pm

Means eight breeding pairs.

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