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Brown House Spider Steatoda capensis

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arnim

Date

April 22, 2018 09:49 AM NZST

Description

'Tis a rare day in these dunes where I only see one S.capensis. Both this, and the Sidymella in the 3rd photo were in the same plant, with an empty katipo web. Hmm.

Both done in.

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European Harvestman Phalangium opilio

Observer

arnim

Date

April 22, 2018 09:52 AM NZST

Description

This harvestman was really struggling to get around with only half of its legs remaining.

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Sand Wind Grass Lachnagrostis billardierei

Observer

arnim

Date

April 22, 2018 09:54 AM NZST

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arnim

Date

April 22, 2018 09:56 AM NZST

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Red Clover Trifolium pratense

Observer

arnim

Date

April 22, 2018 09:57 AM NZST

Description

I think this area is, or was, wannabe pasture.

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Jointed Rush Apodasmia similis

Observer

arnim

Date

April 22, 2018 09:57 AM NZST

Description

Oioi with a lovely red coloration in the last photo.

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Swamp Plantain Plantago australis

Observer

arnim

Date

April 22, 2018 09:58 AM NZST

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Sand Coprosma Coprosma acerosa

Observer

arnim

Date

April 22, 2018 10:01 AM NZST

Description

Almost the only stand of C.acerosa seen on the day. The remains of an old nurseryweb in the 1st photo.

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Monterey Pine Pinus radiata

Observer

arnim

Date

April 22, 2018 10:04 AM NZST

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Red-purple Ragwort Senecio elegans

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arnim

Date

April 22, 2018 10:05 AM NZST

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Katipo Latrodectus katipo

Observer

arnim

Date

April 22, 2018 10:24 AM NZST

Description

The most easterly seen on the day, just under 500m in from the dune front. No open sand east of this dune.

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Tree Lupin Lupinus arboreus

Observer

arnim

Date

April 22, 2018 10:09 AM NZST

Description

The tree lupin has gone to seed, no longer green. The green amidst it is regrowth of Senecio elegans.

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Observer

arnim

Date

April 22, 2018 10:14 AM NZST

Description

A trio of empty webs of juvenile katipo in this marram plant, and one Sidymella trapezia present. No more.

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Garden Snail Cornu aspersum

Observer

arnim

Date

April 22, 2018 10:25 AM NZST

Description

Dozens of snail shells spread across the western face of this large dune.

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arnim

Date

April 22, 2018 10:28 AM NZST

Description

The last of the blooms, with some fruit visible, eg. in the 1st photo.

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Rock Dove Columba livia

Observer

arnim

Date

April 22, 2018 10:42 AM NZST

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Caspian Tern Hydroprogne caspia

Observer

arnim

Date

April 22, 2018 10:53 AM NZST

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Royal Spoonbill Platalea regia

Observer

arnim

Date

April 22, 2018 11:14 AM NZST

Description

A dozen or more visible around various parts of the estuary this morning. A pair of pukekos also in these photos.

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Mud-flat Snail Amphibola crenata

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arnim

Date

April 22, 2018 11:23 AM NZST

Description

This is the foodstuff that keeps the Manawatu estuary full of birds.

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White-faced Heron Egretta novaehollandiae

Observer

arnim

Date

April 22, 2018 11:23 AM NZST

Description

Part of a large gaggle of Canada geese feeding in the background.

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Canada Goose Branta canadensis

Observer

arnim

Date

April 22, 2018 11:25 AM NZST

Description

Another cohort of 150-200 was feeding 400m to the west, a steady chatter of honks making them recognisable from a distance.

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Pied Shag Phalacrocorax varius

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arnim

Date

April 22, 2018 11:27 AM NZST

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Horse Mussel Atrina zelandica

Observer

arnim

Date

April 21, 2018 09:42 AM NZST

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Porcupine Fish Allomycterus pilatus

Observer

arnim

Date

April 21, 2018 09:38 AM NZST
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Birds Class Aves

Observer

arnim

Date

April 21, 2018 09:37 AM NZST

Description

This sea/shorebird has a habit of flying along the sand, with legs running on the sand, as if it is hunting something as it flies toward the water. At least the second time I've seen it, but it isn't easy to get a photo.

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South Island Pied Oystercatcher Haematopus finschi

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arnim

Date

April 21, 2018 09:35 AM NZST

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Silvery Vagabond Spider Anzacia gemmea

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arnim

Date

April 21, 2018 09:24 AM NZST

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Katipo Latrodectus katipo

Observer

arnim

Date

April 21, 2018 09:32 AM NZST

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Observer

arnim

Date

April 21, 2018 09:12 AM NZST

Description

S.trapezia in a Spinifex plant with a katipo web, with eggsacs, but no katipo. Circumstantial evidence of preying on katipo?

No other sign of katipo in surrounding plants.

S.trapezia terminated.

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Scrambling Pohuehue Muehlenbeckia complexa

Observer

arnim

Date

April 21, 2018 09:03 AM NZST

Description

Not many natives compete with the marram and blackberry on equal footing.

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