Monday, March 19, 2018

Shoal Bay - High Tide Roost Count.

Combined Totals for two Chenier shell banks of ( Big) Shoal Bay  - High Tide at 9.45  of 3.3Metres high. Updated 20.03.2018

Birds recorded
Wrybill  x 18
Pied Stilt x 111
SIPOS  x 94
VOCS x 10
NZ dotterel x2
SBBG x 3 (2juvs)
Bar-tailed Godwit x 7 attempted to land with the wrybill but almost immediately headed East
White faced Heron x 2
Caspian Tern X 1  (juv) (photographed fishing)

                     Caspian shaking its head in flight after diving for fish.