Photos / Sounds

What

Grey-faced Petrel Pterodroma gouldi

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

May 18, 2019 06:55 PM NZST

Description

10 birds were caught during an evening survey of a small colony at the end of the peninsula. Nine were banded, and one bird was a bird banded in 2016 at the same location. (second image, Dr James Russell, Auckland Uni holding the 2016 bird). 20-25 burrows have been found, about half were active. Males excavating and preparing the burrows for returning females to lay in.

Photos / Sounds

What

Vagrant Spiders Genus Uliodon

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

May 18, 2019 07:41 PM NZST

Description

Foraging at night in coastal bush on a headland.