Sample Sidebar Module

This is a sample module published to the sidebar_top position, using the -sidebar module class suffix. There is also a sidebar_bottom position below the menu.

Sample Sidebar Module

This is a sample module published to the sidebar_bottom position, using the -sidebar module class suffix. There is also a sidebar_top position below the search.
Bird Group

Took part in a National Wader Count on Saturday, birds of interest were 4x New Zealand Dotterel (1x at Peach Point 3x at Cooney), 35 Banded Dotterel and 164 Godwits on the Tinopai Sandbar.

It would appear that some of our birds have got their seasons mixed up (or perhaps it is the lovely weather we have had), late March sited a Mallard Duck with 6 chicks at Peach Point, saw them again early April spread all over the No.8 fairway. They had obviously found their legs and were well away from mother. Early May a pair of Plovers had 3 chicks in Precious Reserve. Some of the N.Z. Dotterel we have seen are in breeding colours. Will keep an eye on them in case they breed early.

We saw a Pheasant in Cooney Reserve, on the same day a small shark in Cooney lagoon - not a bird but interesting just the same. We have seen and heard Fernbirds in Cooney between the boardwalk and the viewing platform.

For those who are interested there are two Black Fronted Dotterel at Athenree Wetlands. Suggest you take your gumboots if going for a look.

Mid May there were 9 Royal Spoonbills on Tinopai Sandbar (thanks Murray), we had seen them earlier well out to sea the tide must have pushed them onto the sandbar. A great sight from the back of Murray’s house.

9 Royal Spoonbills on Tinopai sandbar May 2016