20
taxa
6 birds
2 other animals
2 mollusks
1 arachnid
7 plants
2 mammals
1
1 life list first

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Square

What

Red-billed Gull Chroicocephalus scopulinus

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

September 20, 2019 11:50 AM NZST

Description

It's business time!

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What

House Sparrow Passer domesticus ssp. domesticus

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

September 20, 2019 11:54 AM NZST

Description

Team work! Male collected the red-billed gull feather and gave it to a female who took off into the trees with it. Presumably building a nest.

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What

Tui Prosthemadera novaeseelandiae ssp. novaeseelandiae

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

September 20, 2019 12:08 PM NZST

Description

10+ tui feeding on kowhai flowers in a residential garden.

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What

White-faced Heron Egretta novaehollandiae ssp. novaehollandiae

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

September 20, 2019 02:49 PM NZST

Description

Mid-tide outgoing.

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What

Possum Trichosurus vulpecula

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

September 20, 2019 02:59 PM NZST

Description

Looked like possum browse on pseudopanax seedlings and young plants beside the island steps.

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What

North Island Lacebark Hoheria populnea

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

September 20, 2019 03:09 PM NZST

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What

Flowering Plants Subphylum Angiospermae

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

September 20, 2019 03:10 PM NZST

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What

Ship Rat Rattus rattus

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

September 20, 2019 03:35 PM NZST

Description

Maybe? Droppings found on a branch beside a victor rat trap baited with peanut butter. A ship rat was caught in another trap 3-5 days earlier about 300m away: https://inaturalist.nz/observations/32939144

The island is also home to many mice.

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What

Japanese Honeysuckle Lonicera japonica

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

September 20, 2019 03:46 PM NZST

Description

Unfortunately invasive on the island.

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Square

What

Grey Warbler Gerygone igata

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

September 20, 2019 03:54 PM NZST

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What

Cutty Grass Gahnia lacera

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

September 20, 2019 04:15 PM NZST

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What

Huruhuruwhenua Asplenium oblongifolium

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

September 20, 2019 04:24 PM NZST

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What

Pohutukawa Metrosideros excelsa

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

September 20, 2019 04:33 PM NZST

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What

Waratah Anemone Actinia tenebrosa

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

September 20, 2019 04:37 PM NZST

Description

Several in a sea cave. Looked like the tunnel went quite far under the island.

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What

Orbweavers Family Araneidae

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

September 20, 2019 04:40 PM NZST

Description

In a sea cave under the island.

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What

Pacific Reef-Heron [Sacra] Egretta sacra ssp. sacra

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

September 20, 2019 04:54 PM NZST

Description

Low tide. Feeding on the exposed reef first, then moved to a beach area and foraged in the shallows. Classic reef heron pose shading the water with its wings as the waves rolled in.

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Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

September 20, 2019 04:59 PM NZST

Description

Siphons in a shallow tide pool on the reef. Low tide.

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What

Red-mouthed Whelk Cominella virgata

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

September 20, 2019 05:05 PM NZST

Description

Eggs. Under a rock.

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Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

September 20, 2019 05:19 PM NZST

Description

A guess. Foraging in a shallow tide pool on the reef at low tide.

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What

Red Algae Phylum Rhodophyta

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

September 20, 2019 05:26 PM NZST

Description

Growing on the edge of the reef, low tide.