Socially Distant Bioblitz in Fiji

Being locked down in Suva, Fiji means lots of time on the fringing reef at low tide. Today along the Suva Point Seawall was very pleasant until a steady rain came in from the east after 13:00. Strong easterly winds pushed water into the reef, so even at low tide you could not go out too far, and the water was not so clear with all the mirky water emptying out of the Rewa Delta after this week's heavy rains.

All the usual suspects were out today along the waterfront. White-faced Heron numbers booming in the Greater Suva area this year. Most of the juvenile Greater Crested Terns seemed to have weathered Cyclone Harold very well. Crabs aplenty.

Posted on May 03, 2020 10:38 AM by birdexplorers birdexplorers

Observations

Photos / Sounds

What

Mottled Lightfoot Crab (Grapsus albolineatus)

Observer

birdexplorers

Date

May 3, 2020 10:17 AM +07

Place

Suva, Fiji (Google, OSM)

Description

Suva Bay Waterfront, very common rock crab.

Photos / Sounds

What

Common Myna (Acridotheres tristis)

Observer

birdexplorers

Date

May 3, 2020 09:43 AM +07

Place

Rewa, Fiji (Google, OSM)

Description

7.0 FIJI
ssp tristis, Introduced

7.2 Viti Levu
Suva Bay area, common, photo, 19 April 2020.

Photos / Sounds

What

Fish Poison Tree (Barringtonia asiatica)

Observer

birdexplorers

Date

May 3, 2020 09:32 AM +07

Description

Suva Bay area, common, photo, 3 May 2020.

Photos / Sounds

What

Jungle Myna (Acridotheres fuscus)

Observer

birdexplorers

Date

May 3, 2020 09:42 AM +07

Place

Rewa, Fiji (Google, OSM)

Description

1.0 FIJI
Introduced

1.1 Viti Levu
Suva Bay area, common, photo, 3 May 2020.

Photos / Sounds

What

Tetragonal Fiddler Crab (Gelasimus tetragonon)

Observer

birdexplorers

Date

May 3, 2020 08:42 AM +07

Place

Suva, Fiji (Google, OSM)

Description

Suva Bay Waterfront, very common fiddler crab.

Photos / Sounds

What

Pacific Reef-Heron (Egretta sacra)

Observer

birdexplorers

Date

May 3, 2020 08:45 AM +07

Description

6.0 FIJI
ssp sacra, Mbelow

6.1 Vitilevu
Suva Bay area, common, photo, 3 May 2020.

Photos / Sounds

What

Fish Poison Tree (Barringtonia asiatica)

Observer

birdexplorers

Date

May 3, 2020 09:32 AM +07

Description

Suva Bay area, common, photo, 3 May 2020.

Photos / Sounds

What

Pacific Reef-Heron (Egretta sacra)

Observer

birdexplorers

Date

May 3, 2020 08:09 AM +07

Place

Suva, Fiji (Google, OSM)

Description

6.0 FIJI
ssp sacra, Mbelow

6.1 Vitilevu
Suva Bay area, common, photo, 3 May 2020.

Photos / Sounds

What

Pacific Reef-Heron (Egretta sacra)

Observer

birdexplorers

Date

May 3, 2020 08:54 AM +07

Place

Suva, Fiji (Google, OSM)

Description

6.0 FIJI
ssp sacra, Mbelow

6.1 Vitilevu
Suva Bay area, common, photo, 3 May 2020.

Photos / Sounds

What

Eastern Calling Fiddler Crab (Gelasimus excisa)

Observer

birdexplorers

Date

May 3, 2020 07:55 AM +07

Place

Suva, Fiji (Google, OSM)

Description

Suva Bay Waterfront, very common fiddler crab.

Photos / Sounds

What

Great Crested Tern (Thalasseus bergii)

Observer

birdexplorers

Date

May 3, 2020 08:03 AM +07

Description

5.0 FIJI
ssp cristatus, I Co

5.1 Viti Levu
Suva Bay area, common, photo, 3 May 2020.

Photos / Sounds

What

Eastern Calling Fiddler Crab (Gelasimus excisa)

Observer

birdexplorers

Date

May 3, 2020 07:50 AM +07

Place

Suva, Fiji (Google, OSM)

Description

Suva Bay Waterfront, very common fiddler crab.

Photos / Sounds

What

White-faced Heron (Egretta novaehollandiae)

Observer

birdexplorers

Date

May 3, 2020 07:42 AM +07

Place

Rewa, Fiji (Google, OSM)

Description

4.0 FIJI
ssp novaehollandiae

4.1 Viti Levu
Suva Bay area, common, photo, 3 May 2020.

Photos / Sounds

What

Citrus Fiddler Crab (Austruca citrus)

Observer

birdexplorers

Date

May 3, 2020 07:49 AM +07

Place

Suva, Fiji (Google, OSM)

Description

Suva Bay Waterfront, very common fiddler crab.

Photos / Sounds

What

Mexican Primrose-Willow (Ludwigia octovalvis)

Observer

birdexplorers

Date

May 3, 2020 07:40 AM +07

Place

Suva, Fiji (Google, OSM)

Description

Common introduced weed.

Photos / Sounds

What

Orange-breasted Myzomela (Myzomela jugularis)

Observer

birdexplorers

Date

May 3, 2020 07:37 AM +07

Place

Suva, Fiji (Google, OSM)

Description

.0 FIJI

1.1 Viti Levu
Suva Bay area, common, photo, 3 May 2020.

Photos / Sounds

What

Insular Flying Fox (Pteropus tonganus)

Observer

birdexplorers

Date

May 3, 2020 07:32 AM +07

Place

Suva, Fiji (Google, OSM)

Description

Suva Bay Waterfront, very common in Botanic Gardens.

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