Grey Teal are breeding on Widgery Lake this year, oddly enough a first record.  Banded Rail are also seen around the edges of the lake.  Down at the ponds and at the shellbanks…

Migrants and Vagrants
1 Little Whimbrel seen 21/12/15
3900 Bar-tailed Godwit
400 Red Knot
1 Hudsonian Godwit
1 Marsh Sandpiper
2 Curlew Sandpiper
7 Pacific Golden Plover
3 Red-necked Stint
8 Turnstone
1 Pectoral Sandpiper
3 Sharp-tailed Sandpiper
2 Arctic Skua
1 Little Tern

NZ Species
95 Wrybill
Banded Dotterel
160 South Island Pied Oystercatchers
24 Royal Spoonbill
600+ Black-billed Gulls
Caspian Terns
500+ White Fronted Tern
Pied Stilts
Hybrid Black Stilt
New Zealand Dotterel
Variable Oystercatchers

Best birdwatching is two hours either side of high tide.

Dec-15 sightings