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Anyone interested in Auckland birdwatching outings?

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    anna165570

    I would like to link up with other bird lovers for occasional birdwatching outings in the Auckland area, is anyone interested?  My favourites are shore and wading birds though would be interested in group outing to view any kinds of bird.  I’m particularly interested not only in their habitats but threats to their existing habitats, as probably most keen bird lovers are.  Anyone interested in linking up for some bird spotting?  I’m not a photographer though would be happy to accompany those who have a particular interest in photographing our feathered friends.

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    mumma1

    Hello Anna.

    There is a possibility I could be keen in a small way.  Depending on how serious and big time this is. Wondered if you had any response.  I am a member of grown ups. Mumma .But not on here of late. Have picked up a few more interests . My email is shedenangus@hotmail.com     Easier than going into grown ups all the time . Love to correspond and see where you are up to.

    Kind regards.  Sheryl.  (Mumma)

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    anna165570

    Hello Sheryl.  The idea is definitely not serious/big time sort of formalised group, but something easy and relaxing.  I was envisioning occasional casual visits, in a small group of “non-professional” birdlovers, a chance to take in the fresh air, scenery and birdlife, maybe even extend that to a picnic when the weather suits if people want to.

    I love birds, I’m not an ornithologist or anything like that, just a birdlover who would like to find others and make excursions around Auckland eg to places like Ambury Park and similar bird places of interest to others.

    I do belong to the Facebook page for bird photographers in NZ, though I just go there to enjoy the wonderful pictures others take.  Pretty impressive stuff!

     

     

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    anna165570

    Our first outing was a lovely sunny afternoon visit to Westhaven on a sunny afternoon, where we enjoyed the beguiling sights of five large stingrays and six pied shags being fed by the fishermen with the fish waste as they cleaned their catch.  The two species feed from the surface near the pier so we got an excellent view of them.

    Birdlovers, if you have favourite watching spots, please post them here, where they are and what kind of birds you watch there.

    Western Springs is always worth a visit on a nice day, though I hope people will realise it is best to take green peas to feed the birds and eels rather than the polluting white bread!

    Hope to hear from you birdlovers of Auckland!

     

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