Excellent talk today at the Miranda Shorebird Centre by Jesse Conklin about the mysteries of Bar-tailed godwit migration. Good to catch up with a few familiar faces including another participant in the Field Study course I attended here in 2017.
Miranda shorebird area is just inundated with water even with a 3.6 M tide. The thought is that something has changed after the recent storms and this is the reason the area is so waterlogged.
I spent time on the Kaiaua shell banks. It was quieter there and there were birds in high numbers.
I'm heading to Northland next. First stop Kerikeri then further North to Cable Bay and beyond I haven't explored this area for quite a while.