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12 years 9 months ago #20114 by railview
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Can anyone tell from this chick the name of the bird ? The adults are very loud.

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12 years 9 months ago #297039 by spoook
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Spur winged plover , nesting on the ground about now

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12 years 9 months ago #297040 by Kiwi303
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It's a juvenile "Flaming Pest" noisy and obnoxious when grown

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12 years 9 months ago #297041 by Jack
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12 years 9 months ago #297043 by Leeanne
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also known as clown birds!! Aussie over stayers and a bl***y pain during the breeding season Ive got acouple that nest in horse paddocks every year love to dive at you and can be a real pain when we are riding!!!

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12 years 9 months ago #297045 by Ghilly
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Yeah, they fly around and cry at night too loud and shrieking. Drive me nuts

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12 years 9 months ago #297047 by Toast
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Yes, they've hatched in my paddock too & I'm continually dive-bombed when getting the horses in or jumping. One came so close last night I felt the wind from its wings.

There was an item on the news or Close Up the other night about their nest being disturbed by a Council mower on a roadside somewhere up North.

They have only moved up from the Sth Island in recent times. When I lived in Ohakune in the 80s they had just moved in there. Now they're everywhere!

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12 years 9 months ago #297058 by Leeanne
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We often feel the wind from wings!! They have spurs on wings that they can rake you with if they get close enough so Ive been told... Plus is horse seem pretty use to them so as yet noones had a spook from the continuous diving!! I saw close up too

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12 years 9 months ago #297063 by railview
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Makes interesting reading when you have a name for them. That chick was born from a batch of 4 eggs laid on the ground. I believe they were only a few hours old so was able to get close to them with a camera without them running all over the place.

I covered my head with a raincoat as the adults were flying overhead screeching away and in fact one nearly dive bombed me. Very annoying sound.

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12 years 9 months ago #297116 by eelcat
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I think we have some nesting too, as they don't like it when I go through the gate into the orchard or to the compost heap. Diving and screeching. Very noisy at the best of times.

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12 years 9 months ago #297784 by Inger
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Pity we can't send them back eh. ;) Still they provide the Pukeko with more food. I've never seen a Plover chick survive to adulthood here. I've found the eggs, but never seen half grown chicks.

Haven't seen any live half grown White Faced Herons either, only one that I found dead. Spme of the mallard ducklings make it through to fledging and the pair of Paradise ducks is getting quite good at producing young adults. The other, younger pair don't manage to though.

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12 years 9 months ago #297887 by Ronney
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Inger;280888 wrote: Pity we can't send them back eh. ;) Still they provide the Pukeko with more food. I've never seen a Plover chick survive to adulthood here. I've found the eggs, but never seen half grown chicks.

Haven't seen any live half grown White Faced Herons either, only one that I found dead. Spme of the mallard ducklings make it through to fledging and the pair of Paradise ducks is getting quite good at producing young adults. The other, younger pair don't manage to though.


And how many people hate the Pukeko? Too many. They kill the ducklings (never mind that they are an import too:confused:), they scratch up their garden and wreck them, they squabble and screech. I really need to know why so many move to the country and then proceed to bitch about the wildlife they have to share it with. There is a constant stream of complaint about, mainly, birdlife and all because it interferes with what they are trying to do. I am quite sure that if the Tui and Fantail scratched up their garden, made a noise in the middle of the night or ate the roses, they would be complained about as well.

I like the Plover, I don't "hear" it's noise and they tell me it's going to rain - and how many of you have worked that out?

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12 years 9 months ago #298209 by NZ Appaloosas
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Plovers don't do well in our paddocks...the horses tend to just sort of destroy their nests.

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12 years 9 months ago #298211 by kalnetta
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Only about 10% of the chicks survive .

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12 years 9 months ago #298212 by reggit
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I love the pukekos, the tui, the fantails, kingfishers, ducks, grey warblers, sparrows, hawks - but can't stand the damn plovers. They aren't just country thing, ronney, the dratted things used to live in the park across from us in town, bloody noisy things [;)] even though they made it to NZ under their own steam (apparently) I still consider them an interloper.

Are we supposed to love possums and rats cos they come with the country life too? [}:)]

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