Exploring Akaroa harbour, 15–16 June 2013

We spent the weekend in Akaroa, first celebrating Cynthia Roberts' birthday with a cruise on the harbour on the Canterbury Cat followed by lunch at French farm, and then a rainy day spent on Smith Street with ECan ecologist Phil Cochrane banding tui.

On the harbour, we made it all the way around to the otherworldly Scenery Nook, with its massive vertical dyke jutting out into the sea. The captain mentioned that a yellow-eyed penguin had been spotted here in a previous week but we didn't see it.

I've uploaded my species photos from the trip to NatureWatch NZ and will add all of my standard bird, butterfly, and plant counts once the iNaturalist trip functionality is finished.

Action Geology!

Anotado por jon_sullivan jon_sullivan, 13 de septiembre de 2013 a las 01:08 AM

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Junio 16, 2013 02:04 PM NZST

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Basket fungi by the driveway of 18 Smith Street.

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Junio 16, 2013 02:04 PM NZST

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Bracket fungi growing on an old rotting log by the driveway of 18 Smith Street.

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Junio 16, 2013 02:09 PM NZST

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Planted in a garden in Akaroa. I watched a redpoll spend a good ten minutes feeding on the immature seed heads on this plant.

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Junio 15, 2013 10:21 AM NZST

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A pied shag fishing near the Akaroa jetty.

Two red-billed gulls were watching.

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Junio 15, 2013 10:15 AM NZST

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On lookout from a street light at the base of the Akaroa jetty.

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Junio 15, 2013 11:03 AM NZST

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The unexpectedly lush and dense stand of nikau palms in Akaroa Harbour's Palm Gully.

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Gaviota Cocinera (Larus dominicanus ssp. dominicanus)

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Junio 15, 2013 11:04 AM NZST

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Black-backed gulls were scattered about the edges of Akaroa harbour, solitary or in small groups.

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Gaviota Pico Rojo (Chroicocephalus novaehollandiae ssp. scopulinus)

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Junio 15, 2013 11:14 AM NZST

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One of a couple of gulls roosting with a large group of white fronted terns on a small islet off the coast of the Akaroa Heads.

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Charrán Maorí (Sterna striata)

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Junio 2013

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About 100 white-faced terns roosting on a small islet off the coast of the Akaroa Heads.

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Junio 13, 2013 11:21 AM NZST

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One of just a few spotted shags on the rocks and cliffs around the eastern side of the Akaroa Heads.

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Lobo Marino de Nueva Zelanda (Arctocephalus forsteri)

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Junio 15, 2013 11:18 AM NZST

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We saw an adult and two babies resting on the rocks in Haylock Bay.

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Gaviota Cocinera (Larus dominicanus ssp. dominicanus)

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Junio 15, 2013 11:23 AM NZST

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Black-backed gulls chasing a fishing boat past the entrance to Akaroa Heads.

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Junio 15, 2013 11:19 AM NZST

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A pied shag with a fur seal and a black-backed gull.

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Petrel Damero (Daption capense)

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Junio 2013

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This is the best photo I got of the few cape pigeons we saw out past Akaroa heads.

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Petrel Gigante Oscuro (Macronectes halli)

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Junio 2013

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A big black petrel drifting past Akaroa Heads.

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Junio 15, 2013 11:46 AM NZST

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Paloma Maorí (Hemiphaga novaeseelandiae)

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Junio 16, 2013 11:47 AM NZST

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Two of three kereru perched at the corner of Smith and Muter streets in Akaroa.

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Jon! have you got a location for that dike for GeoWatch or ClimberWatch!?

Anotado por felixcollins hace cerca de 8 años (Advertencia)

Scenery Nook is at -43.89782 172.92238. It looks hard to get to from land (you can see more photos of the surrounding cliffs on my Flickr page around https://www.flickr.com/photos/mollivan_jon/9082493917/). Although a photo with climbers on it would be superb.

Anotado por jon_sullivan hace cerca de 8 años (Advertencia)

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