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philbattley
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Re: Sat-tagged godwits

Postby philbattley » Tue Dec 17, 2019 11:48 am

The website where you can check on these birds is here: http://behavioural-ecology.orn.mpg.de:3838/NZ2019_BTGO/

It will automatically show the last 10 days, but you can change that with the cog icon in the right-hand corner. The latest position for each bird is shown as a pulsing dot - click on the dots and it will give the details of who, when and what quality the record is. You can select just a bird of interest via the cog also. Quality is 3 = best, letters = uncertain or bad. If you want to look for a bird in the field, just select the good positions (again, via the cog).Times are local, but there is a 5-h delay in uploading, so if you're itching to see where a bird is this morning, wait until the afternoon... The tags are solar, so night-time flights appear as straight lines and the bird will appear when the sun comes up.

When you find a bird, let us know! :D

Thanks, Phil
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Re: Sat-tagged godwits

Postby Adam C » Tue Dec 17, 2019 12:42 pm

Fantastic!!
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Re: Sat-tagged godwits

Postby Paul Sagar » Tue Dec 17, 2019 1:00 pm

Hey Phil,
That's web page to follow. Many thanks for sharing it. We'll certainly be looking out for tagged birds.
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Re: Sat-tagged godwits

Postby philbattley » Tue Dec 17, 2019 1:17 pm

All credit to Mihai Valcu from Max Planck for the website!
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Re: Sat-tagged godwits

Postby Jan » Tue Dec 17, 2019 2:09 pm

that's such a great initiative Phil. Thanks for putting it out. That wandering bird is one mixed-up godwit kid...are there several at Miranda cos you haven't included that site in the list?
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Re: Sat-tagged godwits

Postby philbattley » Tue Dec 17, 2019 3:13 pm

The wandering ones are the intelligent ones! We tagged 7 birds at Miranda so I only mentioned the ones that have moved.
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Re: Sat-tagged godwits

Postby philbattley » Fri Dec 20, 2019 9:25 am

Canterbury people - blink and you miss it! A bird from the Ohau estuary in the Horowhenua was seemingly at Lake Ellesmere for a couple of hours yesterday morning before heading onwards to Otago. Karitane people can pop out to check on it for us... :D
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Re: Sat-tagged godwits

Postby philbattley » Mon Dec 23, 2019 5:45 pm

Today's update...
* A Miranda bird went to the northern Kaipara Harbour and is now somewhere in the Far North. :-)
* Another Miranda bird is now around Mangere in the Manukau Harbour
* Two birds are still at Whangapoua Harbour in Coromandel
* One bird is at Mahia Peninsula
* Two are in Tasman Bay
** A bird that went from Manawatu to Ki Wainono has mow moved to the Wairau Lagoons - one for the Blenheim atlassers...?
* One seems content at Lk Ellesmere
* Finally, one has moved to Otago - Warrington area

All sightings welcome! ;)

Phil
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Re: Sat-tagged godwits 4RBWB

Postby Mavis Hirini » Fri Dec 27, 2019 5:01 pm

Just now at Ellesmere Lake entered via Wolfe Road. She was feeding non stop with 2 other bar-tailed godwits. A group of 4 I think. I spent over an hour watching another 5 godwits feeding along the water tide and coming back in I put my camera up to see the tagged bird along further. So exciting.Possibly the only godwits present here today.[/img]
4RBWB Bartailed Godwit Wolfe Rd Access-6-Edit.jpg
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Re: Sat-tagged godwits

Postby scaber » Wed Jan 01, 2020 12:40 am

Noticed this one today (Tue 31st Dec 2019) out at Wolfe's Road
[edit]Probably the same bird as the previous photo
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Godwit, Wolfes Road/Yarrs Bay
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