The Greenshank was a nice addition to the bird list for a day, its a shame it didn’t stay around a bit longer, at least those looking for it got a chance to see  the 2 glossy ibis that showed up!  Black-billed gulls are breeding on the shellbanks, we expect chicks soon.

Migrants and Vagrants
4800 Bar-tailed Godwit
1 Black-tailed Godwit
350 Red Knot
28 Pacific Golden Plover
12 Ruddy Turnstone
6 Sharp-tailed Sandpiper
2 Pectoral Sandpiper
1 Marsh Sandpiper
4 Red-necked Stint
12 Curlew Sandpiper
1 Eastern Curlew
1 Little Tern
1 Common Greenshank (seen 22/11/14)
2 Glossy Ibis

NZ Species
150 Wrybill
5 Banded Dotterel
400 South Island Pied Oystercatchers
4 Royal Spoonbill
900 Black-billed Gulls
Caspian Tern
White Fronted Tern
Pied Stilts

Recent Sightings Nov-14