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Weasel Mustela nivalis ssp. vulgaris

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oscarkokako

Date

December 19, 2017 05:33 PM NZDT

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Song Thrush Turdus philomelos

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andybridges

Date

November 6, 2017 05:30 PM +13

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Karearea Falco novaeseelandiae

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jimmypbgc

Date

November 1, 2017 10:14 AM +13

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simonnicholas

Date

October 16, 2017 11:44 AM NZDT

Description

in rockpool

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New Zealand Pied Shag Phalacrocorax varius ssp. varius

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gus320

Date

August 30, 2017 04:05 PM NZST

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South Island Fantail Rhipidura fuliginosa ssp. fuliginosa

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craigwilson10

Date

June 6, 2017 01:08 PM NZST

Description

Insectivore

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Blue Duck Hymenolaimus malacorhynchos

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benweatherley

Date

September 13, 2016 01:43 AM NZST

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brian_nz

Date

May 4, 2016 02:12 PM NZST

Description

Growing on a decaying log; Several photos from the same troop

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Cook Strait Giant Weta Deinacrida rugosa

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d_kluza

Date

May 20, 2017 10:56 AM NZST

Description

Recently deceased.

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Crane Flies Infraorder Tipulomorpha

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geoffreidnz

Date

March 2, 2016 08:06 AM +13

Description

It took about 5 mins to hatch. Very green at first.

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Common Hedgehog Erinaceus europaeus

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parkecology

Date

November 27, 2016 06:32 PM +14

Description

Near DOC200 trap

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titine

Date

February 9, 2013

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Frogs and Toads Order Anura

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anita2

Date

June 26, 2012 06:25 PM MST

Place

(Somewhere...)

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Yellowstripe Goatfish Mulloidichthys flavolineatus

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ncisgoth

Date

July 9, 2010 01:38 PM HST

Place

puako (Google, OSM)
Ray-finned Fishes

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Ray-finned Fishes Class Actinopterygii

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flyfisherking

Date

September 16, 2010

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What

Life

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shona_t

Date

May 30, 2013

Description

Plankton
Need good eyesight, but some of ~2000 species here, from 5 of 6 kingdoms, 3 of 3 domains.
Only 2 rubs of finger and thumb show thick layer.
Fairly normal sea conditions, no storm.
http://www.treasuresofthesea.org.nz/phytoplankton
http://www.treasuresofthesea.org.nz/zooplankton

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felixcollins

Date

March 9, 2016 07:56 PM +13

Description

Fossil found on scree on Mount Bealey, Arthurs Pass. 200mm on long axis.

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Flowering Plants Phylum Magnoliophyta

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ctracey

Date

January 28, 2014 02:46 PM EST

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Flowering Plants Phylum Magnoliophyta

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ctracey

Date

January 28, 2014 03:17 PM EST

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Millipedes Class Diplopoda

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sam19

Date

April 2, 2016 05:00 PM NZDT

Description

beech forest, under-story not very dense, mildly damp area just off of the road near a small stream

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Bluebottle Physalia physalis

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tony_wills

Date

December 29, 2014 06:36 PM NZDT

Description

I'll never look upon those ship wrecks of animals, those blobs of blue bubble - bluebottles washed up on the beach, ever the same again. When alive they are an amazing assembly of parts.

These photos are of a lone live individual in a rockpool, there were many others washed up or rafted together.

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shaun-lee

Date

February 21, 2016

Description

Bioluminescent Limpet

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cbeard

Date

March 7, 2016

Description

To the right of honeybee on mangrove flowers. Optimistic spider!

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White-faced Heron Egretta novaehollandiae

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yanidubin

Date

March 2, 2016 06:10 PM NZDT

Description

Egretta novaehollandiae - White faced heron.

I was lucky enough to have this fellow fly over my head and land in a tree, then having got my attention, fly to a pond and begin wading about. Most of the surface was dull at this hour, but there was a sweet spot, so I waited as he did his rounds skulking through the murk and waited for him to pass through the pools of color from the (just turning) autumnal foliage.

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Sea Swallow Glaucus atlanticus

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tangatawhenua

Date

February 11, 2016

Description

Is it a fish? Is it a slug? Is it a fishy anemone? I do not have a clue what this is!

It is about 30mm long and there were a few of them in the sand - outgoing tide nearly on the turn. Most were buried and only the "fan fin" was showing.

Resting on the wet sand, when the sand collapsed it arched it's face upwards (2nd and third photos) and seem to spawn capsule from somewhere - there are 2 floating in the 4th pic.

Totally hypnotic, by the time my sister-in-law and I carried on the brother had walked 2kms away from us!

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North Island Kaka Nestor meridionalis ssp. septentrionalis

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tony_wills

Date

November 12, 2014

Description

If you are born without any arms or hands, how do you try out new technology? (check out last photo)

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The Moon

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jacqui-nz

Date

January 24, 2016

Description

Full moon rising.

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Ladies and Related Admirals Genus Vanessa

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esler

Date

April 21, 2014

Description

Red admiral with unusual coloration. The forewings look like they come from a Yellow admiral. I wonder about the possibility of hybrid.
Any thoughts?

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Red Damselfly Xanthocnemis zealandica

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yanidubin

Date

November 26, 2015 10:10 AM NZDT

Description

Xanthocnemis zealandica (f) - Red Damselfly.

In the second photo I count 7 legs, therefore I think its prey is a spider here. However these appendages are not of uniform length. I don't think it looks like a crab spider.

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Red Damselfly Xanthocnemis zealandica

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barred_looper

Date

October 18, 2014

Place

Tai Tapu (Google, OSM)

Description

A small damselfly found beside a stream in Tai Tapu camp ground, saved from a spider web. Measured approx 35mm.

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Mainland Spotted Shag Phalacrocorax punctatus ssp. punctatus

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john_barkla

Date

November 14, 2015

Description

On coastal rock. Nesting nearby.

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Fungi

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Fungi Including Lichens Kingdom Fungi

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chrismorse

Date

July 8, 2014

Description

Mummified moth (~25mm body length) in remnant lowland Mixed Broadleaf/Podocarp forest.

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New Zealand Pigeon Hemiphaga novaeseelandiae

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fionaandken

Date

September 24, 2015

Description

Three birds feeding in trees.one bird fell to ground.

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Monarch Danaus plexippus

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steveattwood

Date

March 23, 2014

Description

This series of photos is of a pair of monarchs mating photographed in the Christchurch Botanic Gardens. I was interested in the fact that the male was clearly either an early season hatch or even a survivor of the previous winter. He was almost colourless, very ragged and transparent. But she accepted him anyway, which has me wondering that if colour and a vigorous appearance are not primary measures of attractiveness, what are the attractions that cause a female monarch to accept a mate? Perhaps pheromones? Or maybe they're just not fussy :-)

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New Zealand Pigeon Hemiphaga novaeseelandiae

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gordon3

Date

September 18, 2015 03:15 PM NZST

Description

3 kereru in kowhai tree

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Silvereye Zosterops lateralis

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steveattwood

Date

July 3, 2015

Description

This selection of photos is part of a larger series I took today of a sunning silvereye which was joined by another bird that proceeded to preen the sunning bird.much to the evident pleasure of the bird being preened. The preening exercise lasted nearly 15 minutes with the bird doing the preening being meticulous in its attention to the fluffed up sunning bird.

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Weasels Genus Mustela

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mimi0804

Date

November 19, 2014 11:29 AM PST

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Forest Semilooper Declana floccosa

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tony_wills

Date

February 8, 2009

Description

Large brown and green caterpillar with little fern like fronds underneath, camouflaged against tree trunk. From the leaves I photographed I think the tree is Myrsine australis (Matipo). Will list another similar caterpillar, further up the trunk, as separate observation.

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Cabbage White Pieris rapae

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tony_wills

Date

March 21, 2013

Description

My ET moment ... I come in peace, touched fingers and ...

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Red-billed Gull Chroicocephalus scopulinus

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tony_wills

Date

April 15, 2013

Description

A red billed gull, still young enough to think it ought to get fed if it squawks and mews. One of a small flock looking for handouts as the evening hastens to night.

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Dunnock Prunella modularis

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grahame

Date

October 7, 2013

Description

Dunnock are usually shy little birds.
This one was the exception, staying out in the open and only a few meters away.

Other Animals

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What

Animals Kingdom Animalia

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tony_wills

Date

October 25, 2013

Description

On a concrete slab in the tidal zone there is a circular hole where some post once stood, life of all sorts has made this a home. There are slight differences between the two shots, taken after successive incoming waves have washed over the slab, tumbling one of the starfish over.

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Typical Cicadas Family Cicadidae

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tony_wills

Date

February 20, 2014 10:35 PM NZDT

Description

This one had done all the hard work, just the drying left to do.

2 minutes from first photo until wings were fully extended, then went away and came back 25 minutes later and wings were folded down into the normal cicada position.

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Typical Cicadas Family Cicadidae

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tony_wills

Date

March 8, 2014 11:55 PM NZDT

Description

Cicada extracting itself from the prison of youth.

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South Island Fernbird Megalurus punctatus ssp. punctatus

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chrismorse

Date

December 10, 2011 11:40 AM NZDT

Description

A pair of fernbirds feeding nest amoungst rushes & manuka near Okarito.

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Gorse Spider Mite Tetranychus lintearius

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tony_wills

Date

April 14, 2013

Description

Focus stacked image created from 18 images through a microscope (10D 0.25 optic) of an introduced gorse spider mite. (stacked using combinezp)

1-Dec-2015 Re focus-stacked the images using align_image_stack and enfuse.

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tony_wills

Date

May 18, 2008

Description

Translucent white mushrooms growing on mossy bank beside track.

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Blackbird Turdus merula

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dubh

Date

September 20, 2008 12:06 PM NZST

Description

Oblivious to anything else, these two fought.

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Little Spotted Kiwi Apteryx owenii

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tony_wills

Date

March 9, 2014 11:00 PM NZDT

Description

At night, a kiwi calling, then its mate replying - heard but not seen. The kiwi have been reintroduced to the area after being locally extinct for decades. They are free to roam, feed, breed etc without human intervention, but are surrounded by a fence to protect them from introduced predators. The fence is not designed to keep them in (and other flighted birds reintroduced to the sanctuary come and go as they please), but as kiwi can't fly none have left the area!

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sarah_richardson

Date

June 20, 2014

Description

Growing on the base of a tree fern (Dicksonia squarrosa). Cap very slimey to handle.

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nzwide

Date

February 10, 2002

Description

Photo by Shelia Davidson

Dr.Roger Grace reply. "The photo from the PK is a colonial ascidian. Each mushroom-shaped group is a colony of about a hundred individual animals all connected by a series of channels which collect the filtered water in common canals. There are several similar-shaped types around NZ - can't think of the generic name offhand - but some are purple and some grey and some cream. May be more than one species. Can probably find out a likely genus without too much trouble. Could be Hipsistozoa.

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Sea Anemones Order Actiniaria

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tony_wills

Date

February 17, 2015 05:51 PM NZDT

Description

I might have thought it just a stray bit of seaweed that got caught in an anemone, but in this rockpool I found 3 or 4 anemones of the same type with bits of the same type of seaweed projecting from their lips. Vegetarian anemones????

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Puffballs Family Lycoperdaceae

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tony_wills

Date

July 21, 2007

Description

Small egg shaped puffball, about 10mm high, growing on upper side of horizontal mahoe branch amongst mosses. I think it may not have been growing out of the wood, but just the humus layer under the moss, the tree was not dead. Puffballs found on same branch (but different places) over a number of years and recorded at various times through those years from March to December. I recorded from one to five present at any one time.

2nd photo is of the same fungi on 7th Aug of the same year.

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Larger Pale Booklouse Trogium pulsatorium

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tony_wills

Date

February 4, 2012

Place

Karori (Google, OSM)

Description

Focus stack of microscope images of paper louse.

(The last image is an animated one)

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Least Weasel Mustela nivalis

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number8dave

Date

June 5, 2014

Place

Big Bay (Google, OSM)

Description

Was in a small patch of shrubs beside a children's playground. Was quite nervous about us, but eventually made a dash for the trees to the right, including a flying leap off a horizontal post!

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Common Hedgehog Erinaceus europaeus ssp. occidentalis

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nzwide

Date

February 1, 2011

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Stoat Mustela erminea

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pohanginapete

Date

December 26, 2005

Description

While staying with friends on Boxing Day 2005, I heard birds mobbing something in the garden. Apparently a juvenile ferret had been hanging around, so I put the 300 mm on the camera and investigated. Turned out to be this stoat. This was one of a couple of O.K. photographs I managed.

An old photograph, but I'm posting it at Tony's instigation ;-)

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lek

Date

July 27, 2014

Place

Manurewa (Google, OSM)

Description

Little white specks that were moving, on an object inside the house. These were the big ones, but I think still less than 1 mm. Could they be dust mites?

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Rats Genus Rattus

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epitree

Date

March 9, 2013

Description

Most likely ship rat (Rattus rattus) as nest in tree hollow. In the shots female is up to the right and babies are suckling.

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tony_wills

Date

May 18, 2008

Description

Reddish mushroom with reddish stalks growing on bank, or maybe rotting wood, beside track.

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House Mouse Mus musculus

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tony_wills

Date

January 20, 2013

Description

Mouse tests a common brand of mouse trap.

USB camera connected to laptop with motion detection software and low light source. Software package 'motion', 1 precapture, 2 frames per second, 1 post capture shot.

Note that the trap is originally set hair-triggered, right at the edge, but the mouse pulls the bait upwards and actually makes the trap safer - smart mouse ;-)

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Kotukutuku Fuchsia excorticata

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tony_wills

Date

September 12, 2014

Description

Lots of mature tree fuchsia in the gully leading to Burrows Ave.

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Pukeko Porphyrio melanotus ssp. melanotus

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grahame

Date

September 16, 2014

Description

Something I've never seen before.
A clan fight over who is the "Big Puke"
A good 5 min scrap while I was watching and it was going on before.
Started with a show of strength of pushing and raking each others breasts.
Got into full on head picking, feet chomping and other of the birds around stomping.
Also one other fight on the side.
9 birds
The dude with the biggest tarsus won ..........
Go figure

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shaun-lee

Date

October 2, 2014

Description

Only in 10 cm water, low tide.

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steve_kerr

Date

August 2, 2014

Description

Myxomycetes: Arcyriaceae: Arcyria sp.
Shot in studio, at home. These are the same as those seen at http://naturewatch.org.nz/observations/1010568

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Shining Cuckoo Chrysococcyx lucidus ssp. lucidus

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tony_wills

Date

October 20, 2014

Description

Shining Cuckoo calling from a tree at the start of the Lake Road. Heard but not seen, though I did eventually see a bird take off from the rear of the tree. The recording has been edited a little to remove some extra noises like the Kaka calling loudly from nearby. There are still other extraneous noises such as footsteps and a number of other birds in the background too.

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Wellington Green Gecko Naultinus punctatus

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parkecology

Date

February 1, 2014 12:20 PM NZDT

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Typical Cicadas Family Cicadidae

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tony_wills

Date

March 7, 2013 12:00 PM NZDT

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tony_wills

Date

December 20, 2014 12:31 AM NZDT

Description

What a life.
(see also 1138922)

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Tunnel Spiders Family Segestriidae

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tony_wills

Date

January 2, 2015 03:39 PM NZDT

Description

Small silk lined hole in pōhutukawa tree contains a spider that I went fishing for with a piece of grass.
The spider pounced on the grass when it came 'walking' to the edge of the silk, it then withdraw and just felt around the entrance to the hole with its legs in response to further tapping.

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Stink Bugs, Shield Bugs, and Allies Superfamily Pentatomoidea

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tony_wills

Date

January 12, 2015 01:19 PM NZDT

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Wolf's Milk Lycogala epidendrum

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tony_wills

Date

December 30, 2014 05:52 PM NZDT

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Striped Mosquito Aedes notoscriptus

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tony_wills

Date

January 6, 2015 04:25 PM NZDT

Description

I'm afraid I kept no samples and all the creatures depicted in this observation are now deceased. But their life has been immortalised in film ;-)

This species seems to have a strange affectation, like holding out one's pinky while drinking tea, of having one rear leg raised as it partakes of the sweet nectar known as human blood.

See also the sequel: 1163909.

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Jason's Nudibranch Jason mirabilis

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absoluteandy

Date

November 17, 2007

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Salps Family Salpidae

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tony_wills

Date

January 6, 2014

Description

These are the invisible translucent things that brush against your fingers when swimming, but when you look, there's nothing there :-)

Normally I find them in ribbons all stuck together but they separate once caught and poured into a container.

Last time I left them too long before examining and got 955536. This time I did a wee bit better but I think many were damaged, but basically they're transparent, tubular with an 'eye' at one end and jet through the water as one end of them pulsates open and closed.

Each about 1cm long.

Video clip slowed down by 50%.

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Verco's Nudibranch Tambja verconis

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absoluteandy

Date

December 14, 2008

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Stink Bugs, Shield Bugs, and Allies Superfamily Pentatomoidea

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tony_wills

Date

January 12, 2015 11:55 AM NZDT

Description

A cluster of eggs and nymphs on a small unopen flower head. Some eggs not hatched yet, others open at the top and emerged nymphs hanging about.

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tony_wills

Date

January 24, 2014

Description

Minute snails that just looked like black bits of dirt to the naked eye. Found under a loose bit of bark on a Taupata tree.

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Kina Evechinus chloroticus

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tony_wills

Date

January 2, 2015 11:31 AM NZDT

Description

This is the "dead" kina described in 1161956, probably the same specimen as the day before 1193480. Still moving although nothing inside.

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Passionvine Hopper Scolypopa australis

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tony_wills

Date

January 6, 2015 04:42 PM NZDT

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tony_wills

Date

January 12, 2015 12:30 PM NZDT

Description

On Ngaio leaf.

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tony_wills

Date

February 20, 2014 09:33 PM NZDT

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Glass Shrimp Palaemon affinis

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tony_wills

Date

January 26, 2015 02:42 PM NZDT

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Wandering Sea Anemone Phlyctenactis tuberculosa

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tony_wills

Date

February 23, 2015 05:17 PM NZDT

Description

Well, a rear view anyway.

My first close encounter of the wandering kind. Found at low tide (about an hour after low tide), on a stone in the surf. Kidnapped and transferred to a rockpool for the photo shoot.

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Royal Spoonbill Platalea regia

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tony_wills

Date

October 25, 2009 02:39 PM NZDT

Description

In a tree near the lagoon Royal Spoonbills and Pied Shags found good nesting, but at times it was a bit of land and bump with the best spots over crowded.
(actually can't remember whether they were nesting or just roosting there)

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tony_wills

Date

February 24, 2015 05:25 PM NZDT

Description

Looks similar to Anthothoe albocincta, but a very large number of light orange tentacles and blue-grey body with lighter coloured stripes and brown oral disc. Column about 10mm high 15mm diameter. Emitted stinging threads from the column when poked (good scientific method ;-). It was growing out horizontally from a rock, and was still under about 0.5m of water at low tide.

I count at least 310 tentacles.

Added a fifth photo taken the day before, the width is maybe greater than 15mm.

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tony_wills

Date

March 9, 2015 05:37 PM NZDT

Description

I thought this was a sea anemone when photographing it, but the feather like tentacles look like a polychaete worm to me. Some sort of tube worm (or if I'm wrong, then tube anemone :-).

Found still underwater at low tide, below a large number of Anthothoe albocincta on a reef. It was very quick to withdraw, certainly didn't need to be touched to scare it into hiding.

I have added the field "associated observation: naturewatch.org.nz/observations/1283116" to all subsequent observations of this specimen.

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House Mouse Mus musculus

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victrapping

Date

March 21, 2015 10:02 AM NZDT

Description

Trap 6

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House Mouse Mus musculus

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grahame

Date

April 16, 2015

Description

Birds are not the only thing that dine at the bird table.

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Polychaetes Class Polychaeta

Observer

daywalk

Date

May 20, 2015 10:30 AM NZST

Description

Spotted by Vicky.

Black worm with lime green 'bristles'.

In small rock pool by Mapoutahi Pa.

Two black worms in pool, posibly 15 cm long, and a shorter orange worm (perhaps it was already partly eaten when we arrived). One black worm appeared to attack the orange worm and bite it in two. It then everted its lime green gut (?), enfolded the orange worm and pulled the gut and orange worm back inside itself.

From the Guide to NZ Shore Polychaetes http://www.annelida.net/nz/Polychaeta/ShorePoly/NZShorePolychaeta_begin.htm our best guess is Perinereis amblyodonta
http://www.annelida.net/nz/Polychaeta/Family/Nereididae/perinereis-amblyodonta.htm

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Brown Rat Rattus norvegicus

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tony_wills

Date

October 24, 2013 09:30 PM NZDT

Description

Rat having sticky rice for dinner after thoroughly checking out the premises for bobby traps.

I think the camera movement, in the first animated sequence, is the rat checking out the camera having just circled right around the trap.

The sequence:
20:26:37 Rat passes entrance, checks out camera at rear
20:26:55 Rat passes entrance again
21:16:16 Rat pokes nose in
21:23:52 Rat enters and eats rice in foyer (leaves 21:25:10)
21:25:42 Rat enters, checks alternative paths, crosses trap and snatches bait, retreats with it
21:33:14 Rat comes back, searches thoroughly for more food right through trap
23:22:27 Rat enters again searching for food (have to click on show all 7 photos to see this one)

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Domestic Cat Felis catus

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tony_wills

Date

October 29, 2013

Description

Decided to put two infrared cameras on rat trap to observe rat interaction. But bait is of great interest to the neighbours cat, who rearranges the lighting instead ;-(.

(Now that I have two cameras set up the trap is set so just as well it can't get in - or maybe not ;-)

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Stoat Mustela erminea

Observer

tony_wills

Date

January 2, 2008 06:40 PM NZDT

Description

Stoat looking through the KWST pest proof fence, then running down the track.

Thought I had spotted a rabbit on the track in the distance, but when it moved I realised what it was. I think I got one shot of it as it disappeared into the distance up the track, but found my photo card was full. I rapidly cleared off photos I had just taken to make some room with the thought I might be able to catch up with it. To my astonishment it turned around and came back down the track, possibly because I was relatively still while deleting photos! It was peering, and presumably scenting, through the fence as it came. It passed right between me and the fence, but I had a hard time getting any focused shots with my point&shoot camera, but I switched to video mode to catch the departing beast.

(Shift-refresh or select one of the other image sizes to play it again)

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White-banded House Jumper Hypoblemum albovittatum

Observer

tony_wills

Date

April 18, 2014

Description

A jumping type wolf spider?

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Silvereye (Ssp. Lateralis) Zosterops lateralis ssp. lateralis

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nikbaines

Date

January 17, 2013

Description

I found this little juvenile silvereye in the green house, carried it outside and put it in the plum tree.
When I checked later I saw it being fed by the parent. While I was photographing later on I noticed it cuddled up to this young bellbird which then started either to feed it or was it doing something else? My request for ID really relates to the behaviour