21
taxa
1 chromist
4 birds
2 ray-finned fishes
7 other animals
3 mollusks
1 mammal
3 plants
2
2 life list firsts

Photos / Sounds

What

Brown-spotted Sand Star Astropecten polyacanthus

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

January 31, 2019 10:12 AM NZDT

Description

Three live starfish near each other washed up on the high tide mark, low tide, incoming. Threw them back in the water.

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What

Caspian Tern Hydroprogne caspia

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

January 31, 2019 10:51 AM NZDT

Description

Got one shot of the bird as it flew past the mountain.

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What

New Zealand Pied Shag Phalacrocorax varius ssp. varius

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

January 31, 2019 10:51 AM NZDT

Description

Adult & juvenile resting on rocks, low tide, incoming.

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What

Japanese Spindle Tree Euonymus japonicus

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

January 31, 2019 10:52 AM NZDT

Photos / Sounds

What

New Zealand Pied Shag Phalacrocorax varius ssp. varius

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

January 31, 2019 11:04 AM NZDT

Description

Nests and juveniles in tall, mature pohutukawas on the north side of the mountain.

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What

Feral Pigeon Columba livia var. domestica

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

January 31, 2019 11:11 AM NZDT

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What

Purple Rock Crab Leptograpsus variegatus

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

January 31, 2019 11:23 AM NZDT

Description

Crab had been handled by a human and put back in rock pool. It climbed out and scrambled away to hide under a ledge.

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What

Olive Snails and Allies Superfamily Olivoidea

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

January 31, 2019 11:33 AM NZDT

Description

Olive shells were occupied by hermit crabs.

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What

Waratah Anemone Actinia tenebrosa

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

January 31, 2019 11:40 AM NZDT

Description

In a shaded hole on a large rock.

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What

Olive Anemone Isactinia olivacea

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

January 31, 2019 11:41 AM NZDT

Description

In a shaded hole on a large rock.

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What

Blue-banded Periwinkle Austrolittorina antipodum

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

January 31, 2019 11:47 AM NZDT

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What

Glass Shrimp Palaemon affinis

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

January 31, 2019 11:57 AM NZDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Twister Bellapiscis medius

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

January 31, 2019 11:57 AM NZDT

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What

New Zealand Fur Seal Arctocephalus forsteri

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

January 31, 2019 11:59 AM NZDT

Description

Seal was swimming lazily in a calmer channel of water before hauling out on the rocks. Regular at the location.

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What

Common Triplefin Forsterygion lapillum

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

January 31, 2019 12:06 PM NZDT

Description

Common in the rock pools.

Photos / Sounds

What

Cook's Turban Cookia sulcata

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

January 31, 2019 12:15 PM NZDT

Description

Washed up on the rocks.

Photos / Sounds

What

Kina Evechinus chloroticus

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

January 31, 2019 12:23 PM NZDT

Description

Two in a crevice rock pool.

Photos / Sounds

What

New Zealand Hermit Crab Pagurus novizealandiae

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

January 31, 2019 12:24 PM NZDT

Description

Large. Foraging in a shallow rock pool, low tide.

Photos / Sounds

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

January 31, 2019 12:24 PM NZDT

Description

In a shallow rock pool, low tide, incoming.

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What

Pohutukawa Metrosideros excelsa

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

January 31, 2019 12:35 PM NZDT

Description

Last of the summer flowers.

Photos / Sounds

What

Maakoako Samolus repens

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

January 31, 2019 12:54 PM NZDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Black-backed Gull Larus dominicanus ssp. dominicanus

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

January 31, 2019 12:56 PM NZDT

Description

Chick at a nest site with one parent. A second adult returned and regurgitated food for the chick. At least another 5 adults nearby, and the remains of two more nests on the rocks.