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Black-billed Gull Chroicocephalus bulleri

Observer

arnim

Date

November 18, 2017 08:10 AM NZDT

Description

There are some red bills in there too - immature blacks or the other species?

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South Island Pied Oystercatcher Haematopus finschi

Observer

arnim

Date

November 18, 2017 08:08 AM NZDT

Description

I crept closer to this one until it flew.

Note also in the second photo the only godwit seen on the beach Sat. a.m. is seen flying to the left.

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Variable Oystercatcher Haematopus unicolor

Observer

arnim

Date

November 18, 2017 08:07 AM NZDT

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Macrocarpa Cupressus macrocarpa

Observer

arnim

Date

November 18, 2017 07:57 AM NZDT

Description

Another macrocarpa struggling with the dunes.

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Pingao Ficinia spiralis

Observer

arnim

Date

November 18, 2017 07:53 AM NZDT

Description

In a largish patch of Pingao, these were the only seedheads showing.

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New Zealand cabbage tree Cordyline australis

Observer

arnim

Date

November 18, 2017 07:51 AM NZDT

Description

Uncommon in the dunes, this one does not look planted, to me. However there are some significant stands of cabbage trees along Wylie Rd, not 4km east, which also look natural, ie. not planted, ref. http://naturewatch.org.nz/observations/8685368

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Treasure Flowers Genus Gazania

Observer

arnim

Date

November 18, 2017 07:50 AM NZDT

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Common Rough Woodlouse Porcellio scaber

Observer

arnim

Date

November 18, 2017 07:44 AM NZDT

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Red-purple Ragwort Senecio elegans

Observer

arnim

Date

November 18, 2017 07:42 AM NZDT

Description

Spectacular show of colour without the flowers to help.

3rd photo for location context, 4th photo of a nearby exemplar in standard livery.

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Jointed rush Apodasmia similis

Observer

arnim

Date

November 18, 2017 07:39 AM NZDT

Description

A small, but fine stand.

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African Boxthorn Lycium ferocissimum

Observer

arnim

Date

November 18, 2017 07:29 AM NZDT

Description

The sole grace of this pest plant is that it provides a home for Kokihi, ref. eg.
http://naturewatch.org.nz/observations/8857227

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Kokihi Tetragonia implexicoma

Observer

arnim

Date

November 18, 2017 07:28 AM NZDT

Description

Making itself at home within a boxthorn. A few red berries showing.

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Remuremu Selliera radicans

Observer

arnim

Date

November 18, 2017 07:18 AM NZDT

Description

Not the thick carpets of remuremu that grow in the saltmarsh portion of the Manawatu estuary, but still, something. At this stage in life it is harder to tell Selliera radicans apart from Selliera rotundifolia.

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Pink ragwort Senecio glastifolius

Observer

arnim

Date

November 18, 2017 07:01 AM NZDT

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Tauhinu Ozothamnus leptophyllus

Observer

arnim

Date

November 18, 2017 06:59 AM NZDT

Description

A young plant, not many others nearby.

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Katipo Latrodectus katipo

Observer

arnim

Date

November 18, 2017 06:56 AM NZDT

Description

Slightly unusual circumstance in that 5 of 6 katipo observed today were found in sand coprosma, one plant had two of them.

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Sand Wind Grass Lachnagrostis billardierei

Observer

arnim

Date

November 18, 2017 06:56 AM NZDT

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Autetaranga Pimelea villosa

Observer

arnim

Date

November 18, 2017 06:53 AM NZDT

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Coastal Banksia Banksia integrifolia

Observer

arnim

Date

November 18, 2017 06:52 AM NZDT

Description

This one looks out of place in the dunes.

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Monterey pine Pinus radiata

Observer

arnim

Date

November 18, 2017 06:51 AM NZDT

Description

Quite a few of these in this area.

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Sand Coprosma Coprosma acerosa

Observer

arnim

Date

November 18, 2017 06:50 AM NZDT

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rushes Genus Juncus

Observer

arnim

Date

November 18, 2017 06:48 AM NZDT

Description

I don't think this is slender rush, but I'm not finding anything closer in the NW guide material.

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Spiny Rush Juncus acutus

Observer

arnim

Date

November 18, 2017 06:44 AM NZDT

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Knobby Clubrush Ficinia nodosa

Observer

arnim

Date

November 18, 2017 06:43 AM NZDT

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Square

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Shore Bindweed Calystegia soldanella

Observer

arnim

Date

November 18, 2017 06:39 AM NZDT

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Sand Sedge Carex pumila

Observer

arnim

Date

November 18, 2017 06:38 AM NZDT

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Tree Lupin Lupinus arboreus

Observer

arnim

Date

November 18, 2017 06:34 AM NZDT

Description

Lots of this cruft in this area. Sigh.

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Observer

arnim

Date

November 18, 2017 06:33 AM NZDT

Description

I'm not 100% sure on this one, but I think we have 2 juveniles here. I've not seen juveniles before, that I can recall.

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Golden-brown Jumping Spider Trite auricoma

Observer

arnim

Date

November 18, 2017 06:32 AM NZDT

Description

I seldom find Salticids under logs.

3rd photo for location context.

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What

Hare's Tail Grass Lagurus ovatus

Observer

arnim

Date

November 18, 2017 06:29 AM NZDT
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