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What

Pied Stilt Himantopus leucocephalus

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

November 17, 2019 03:42 PM NZDT

Description

Pied stilt chick is growing up, and discovered a second chick. Second parent also resting nearby. Construction zone in a housing development site. Original obs:
https://inaturalist.nz/observations/35391390

Video in the video link field.

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What

Perching Birds Order Passeriformes

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

November 17, 2019 04:02 PM NZDT

Description

Messy enough to be a sparrow nest. Unoccupied nest in a pohutukawa. Low, about 2m off the ground. Construction used bits of plastic and plastic twine, tape etc.

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Common Indian Myna Acridotheres tristis ssp. tristis

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

November 17, 2019 03:59 PM NZDT

Description

Two birds preening after bathing in a construction zone puddle.

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What

Yellow Glandweed Bellardia viscosa

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

November 17, 2019 03:54 PM NZDT

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What

Common Ivy Hedera helix

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

November 17, 2019 03:52 PM NZDT

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Small Melilot Melilotus indicus

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

November 17, 2019 03:49 PM NZDT

Description

Weedy housing contruction zone.

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Apple-of-Peru Nicandra physalodes

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

November 17, 2019 03:46 PM NZDT

Description

Weedy housing development construction zone.

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European Goldfinch Carduelis carduelis ssp. britannica

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

November 17, 2019 03:40 PM NZDT

Description

Small flock feeding on weed/grass seeds.

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Asian Paper Wasp Polistes chinensis

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

November 17, 2019 03:36 PM NZDT

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White-footed House Ant Technomyrmex jocosus

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

November 17, 2019 03:31 PM NZDT

Description

Ants feeding on sugary remains in a discarded plastic takeout cup.

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Brown Soft Scale Coccus hesperidum

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

November 16, 2019 04:37 PM NZDT

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What

White-footed House Ant Technomyrmex jocosus

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

November 16, 2019 04:34 PM NZDT

Description

On a citrus leaf in a residential garden.

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Torpedo Bug Siphanta acuta

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

November 16, 2019 04:30 PM NZDT

Description

Two egg masses on the underside of leaves in a residential garden. Adults nearby.

Photos / Sounds

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

November 16, 2019 04:27 PM NZDT

Description

Flying low in a residential garden.

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What

Perching Birds Order Passeriformes

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

November 15, 2019 11:26 AM NZDT

Description

Clump of juvenile feathers found on a bush access track. Tui, blackbird, kokako - AI is suggesting owl.

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What

Waxeye Zosterops lateralis ssp. lateralis

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

November 14, 2019 07:32 PM NZDT

Description

Pair catching and eating bugs in a residential garden; spiders, and green planthoppers popular.

Photos / Sounds

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

November 15, 2019 03:16 PM NZDT

Description

Growing in a boggy, open air area at a weather station in native bush.

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Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

November 15, 2019 03:12 PM NZDT

Description

Large area of the plant growing on the ground around an open air weather station in native bush. Parts of the area are boggy, though recent bush clearance around the weather station is allowing more sun to dry out the ground.

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What

Common Onion-Orchid Microtis unifolia

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

November 15, 2019 03:10 PM NZDT

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What

Patē Schefflera digitata

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

November 15, 2019 02:54 PM NZDT

Description

Same plant as this obs three years later showing the change of leaf shape:
https://inaturalist.nz/observations/4186814

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What

Forest Cabbage Tree Cordyline banksii

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

November 15, 2019 02:44 PM NZDT

Description

Looked like the start of a triangle 'knot' I often see on this Cordyline species. The leaves were split in half, then woven around other leaves.

See the observation group for other examples: https://inaturalist.nz/observations?verifiable=any&place_id=any&field:Observation%20group=8483812

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What

Rewarewa Knightia excelsa

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

November 15, 2019 02:34 PM NZDT

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Bush Lawyer Rubus cissoides

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

November 15, 2019 02:34 PM NZDT

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Tawari Ixerba brexioides

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

November 15, 2019 02:32 PM NZDT

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Nodding Clubmoss Lycopodiella cernua

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

November 15, 2019 02:23 PM NZDT

Description

Growing along a bush access track.

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Blue Corn-Lily Aristea ecklonii

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

November 15, 2019 02:20 PM NZDT

Description

A few escapees from chemical control of this plant along a bush access track are flowering.

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What

Kidney Fern Hymenophyllum nephrophyllum

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

November 15, 2019 02:06 PM NZDT

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What

Toro Myrsine salicina

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

November 15, 2019 01:56 PM NZDT

Description

Seedling.

Photos / Sounds

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

November 15, 2019 01:33 PM NZDT

Photos / Sounds

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

November 15, 2019 01:22 PM NZDT

Description

Mecodema spiniferum?

Cheeky beetle eating peanut butter on a Victor trap in a ring-of-steel traps set around an active kokako nest.

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