46
taxa
2 insects
5 birds
17 plants
1 arachnid
4 ray-finned fishes
6 other animals
6 mollusks
5 chromists

Photos / Sounds

What

Neptune's Necklace Hormosira banksii

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

August 28, 2019 08:59 AM NZST

Photos / Sounds

What

Beanweed Scytosiphon lomentaria

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

August 28, 2019 09:06 AM NZST

Description

Common.

Photos / Sounds

What

New Zealand Kingfisher Todiramphus sanctus ssp. vagans

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

August 28, 2019 09:08 AM NZST

Photos / Sounds

What

Black Swan Cygnus atratus

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

August 28, 2019 09:11 AM NZST

Photos / Sounds

What

White Bubble Shell Papawera zelandiae

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

August 28, 2019 09:14 AM NZST

Description

Or an egg mass? Three blobs on the mudflats near each other, low tide.

Photos / Sounds

What

New Zealand Cockle Austrovenus stutchburyi

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

August 28, 2019 09:17 AM NZST

Description

Thousands of cockle shells exposed during low tide between the island and mainland.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Variable Oystercatcher Haematopus unicolor

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

August 28, 2019 09:20 AM NZST

Description

Pair courting and mating. Short video in the video link field.

Photos / Sounds

What

Trailing African Daisy Dimorphotheca fruticosa

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

August 28, 2019 09:25 AM NZST

Description

Growing just above the tide line.

Photos / Sounds

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

August 28, 2019 09:26 AM NZST

Description

Common on the cliffs around the island.

Photos / Sounds

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

August 28, 2019 09:26 AM NZST

Photos / Sounds

What

Kahili Ginger Hedychium gardnerianum

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

August 28, 2019 09:28 AM NZST

Photos / Sounds

What

Daffodils Genus Narcissus

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

August 28, 2019 09:31 AM NZST

Description

Growing in coastal bush and weedy plants. Most likely wilded from the days when the island was farmed.

Photos / Sounds

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

August 28, 2019 09:34 AM NZST

Description

Juvenile tree.

Photos / Sounds

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

August 28, 2019 09:38 AM NZST

Photos / Sounds

What

Common Pampas Grass Cortaderia selloana

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

August 28, 2019 09:39 AM NZST

Photos / Sounds

What

Creeping Buttercup Ranunculus repens

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

August 28, 2019 09:40 AM NZST

Photos / Sounds

What

Karamu Coprosma robusta

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

August 28, 2019 09:48 AM NZST

Description

Island track went through a 'forest' of tall karamu.

Photos / Sounds

What

Marine Spider Desis marina

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

August 28, 2019 10:02 AM NZST

Description

Foraging on the mudflats at low tide.

Photos / Sounds

What

Paradise Shelduck Tadorna variegata

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

August 28, 2019 10:05 AM NZST

Photos / Sounds

What

Common Flapjack Carpophyllum maschalocarpum

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

August 28, 2019 10:13 AM NZST

Photos / Sounds

What

Common Kelp Ecklonia radiata

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

August 28, 2019 10:17 AM NZST

Photos / Sounds

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

August 28, 2019 10:17 AM NZST

Photos / Sounds

What

Sulphur Boring Sponge Cliona celata

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

August 28, 2019 10:20 AM NZST

Photos / Sounds

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

August 28, 2019 10:20 AM NZST

Photos / Sounds

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

August 28, 2019 10:24 AM NZST

Description

Common on the reef exposed at low tide. Large, medium and small sizes.

Photos / Sounds

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

August 28, 2019 10:27 AM NZST

Description

I think. Shells buried in rock pools on the reef exposed at low tide. NZ Mollusca says Motukaraka Island is a location for this species.
http://www.mollusca.co.nz/speciesdetail.php?speciesid=2515

Photos / Sounds

What

Armyworm Parasite Wasp Ichneumon promissorius

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

August 28, 2019 10:36 AM NZST

Description

Resting on shallow tide pools, or mudflats near the island at low tide.

Photos / Sounds

What

Eleven-armed Sea Star Coscinasterias muricata

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

August 28, 2019 10:43 AM NZST

Description

Two foraging near each other on a reef exposed at low tide. Short video of one foraging in the video link field.

Photos / Sounds

What

Kahawai Arripis trutta

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

August 28, 2019 10:48 AM NZST

Description

Caught off the reef at low tide. Another fisher caught a snapper 5 mins later from the same spot: https://inaturalist.nz/observations/31767393

Photos / Sounds

What

Australasian Snapper Chrysophrys auratus

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

August 28, 2019 10:54 AM NZST

Description

33cm. Caught off the reef at low tide. Another fisher caught a kahawai 5 mins earlier from the same spot: https://inaturalist.nz/observations/31767267

Photos / Sounds

What

New Zealand Common Cushion Star Patiriella regularis

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

August 28, 2019 10:58 AM NZST

Photos / Sounds

What

Nana Zostera muelleri ssp. novozelandica

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

August 28, 2019 11:04 AM NZST

Photos / Sounds

What

Tasmanian Blue Mussel Mytilus planulatus

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

August 28, 2019 11:14 AM NZST

Photos / Sounds

What

Giant Canada Goose Branta canadensis ssp. maxima

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

August 28, 2019 11:15 AM NZST

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Mediterranean Fanworm Sabella spallanzanii

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

August 28, 2019 11:19 AM NZST

Photos / Sounds

What

Giant Canada Goose Branta canadensis ssp. maxima

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

August 28, 2019 11:20 AM NZST

Description

Found on the reef where three Canada goose were resting moments earlier: https://inaturalist.nz/observations/31769079

Photos / Sounds

What

Exquisite Sandgoby Favonigobius exquisitus

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

August 28, 2019 11:31 AM NZST

Description

Found in a shallow tide pool on the mudflats, low tide.

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

August 28, 2019 11:31 AM NZST

Description

For the orange/brown shell just above the fish.

Photos / Sounds

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

August 28, 2019 11:32 AM NZST

Description

Foraging in a shallow tide pool. Found one image online that looked similar. Last photo on the Seafriends sea slug page, Philinopsis gardeneri:
http://www.seafriends.co.nz/images/seaslugs.htm

Photos / Sounds

What

New Zealand Kingfisher Todiramphus sanctus ssp. vagans

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

August 28, 2019 11:43 AM NZST

Description

At least 6 birds fishing for crabs, etc at one location on the mudflats, low tide.

Photos / Sounds

What

New Zealand Celery Apium prostratum var. filiforme

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

August 28, 2019 12:00 PM NZST

Photos / Sounds

What

Spittlebugs Superfamily Cercopoidea

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

August 28, 2019 12:04 PM NZST

Description

On a makaka (Plagianthus divaricatus).

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Makaka Plagianthus divaricatus

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

August 28, 2019 12:04 PM NZST

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Houpara Pseudopanax lessonii

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

August 28, 2019 12:04 PM NZST

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Japanese Spindle Tree Euonymus japonicus

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

August 28, 2019 12:06 PM NZST

Photos / Sounds

What

Coastal Astelia Astelia banksii

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

August 28, 2019 12:08 PM NZST

Photos / Sounds

What

Righteye Flounders Family Pleuronectidae

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

August 28, 2019 12:28 PM NZST

Description

These guys are super cute and so well camouflaged! Fish is in the mud center of image 2. There were a number of these darting around in shallow tide pools on the mud flats, low tide.

Photos / Sounds

What

Mediterranean Spurge Euphorbia characias

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

August 28, 2019 12:35 PM NZST