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Waratah Anemone Actinia tenebrosa

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

June 28, 2017 04:22 PM NZST

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Bryozoans Phylum Bryozoa

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

June 28, 2017 03:35 PM NZST

Description

Several wash-ups along the beach with empty cells, one had cells occupied.

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Giant Shore Anemone Oulactis magna

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

June 28, 2017 04:11 PM NZST

Description

Outgoing tide, anemone was moving around in a narrow rock pool crack in the reef.

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North Island Tomtit Petroica macrocephala ssp. toitoi

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

June 28, 2017 11:41 AM NZST

Description

A male and female diving for worms and grubs in freshly dug soil at a native planting day.

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White-faced Heron Egretta novaehollandiae

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

June 27, 2017 05:51 PM NZST

Description

Moana enjoying the 'limelight' at the museum. Big event on inside the building, and outside the building was lit up to celebrate Team NZ's America's Cup win.

Moana wasn't fazed by by all the people arriving for the event and continued foraging for worms and bugs at his usual spots on the grass, south-east and south-west corner of the museum. No sign of his girlfriend tonight.

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What

Kereru Hemiphaga novaeseelandiae

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

June 27, 2017 09:00 AM NZST

Description

Bird flew across Mountain Rd, west to east, and landed in a tall pohutukawa on a residential property.

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Nurseryweb Spider Dolomedes minor

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

June 23, 2017 12:09 PM NZST

Description

Many spiderlings in a nest about 70cm from the ground in tall grass beside a small bush stream.

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North Island Fantail Rhipidura fuliginosa ssp. placabilis

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

June 23, 2017 12:02 PM NZST

Description

Very friendly piwakawaka followed the photographer closely across the bay's reserve, and stopped to preen and catch insects every now and then.

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Caspian Tern Hydroprogne caspia

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

June 23, 2017 11:51 AM NZST

Description

One bird resting with a small flock of South Island pied oystercatchers, outgoing tide.

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Short-finned Eel Anguilla australis

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

June 23, 2017 11:47 AM NZST

Description

Eel swimming slowly near the end of a bush stream's outflow to Mill Bay on the Manukau Harbour. Stream was clogged up with a lot of dead eel grass foliage (Zostera muelleri).

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New Zealand Scallop Pecten novaezelandiae

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

June 23, 2017 11:38 AM NZST

Description

About 30-40 scallop shells dumped in bush beside a parking area.

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Common Starling Sturnus vulgaris

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

June 25, 2017 03:29 PM NZST

Description

Large flock of 25+ starlings foraging on a grass field (used to be part of a primary school at this location). The birds were disturbed by a dog off lead and flew up into nearby tall trees. The flock is regularly at this location.

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Stone Centipedes Order Lithobiomorpha

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

June 25, 2017 03:36 PM NZST

Description

Centipede under a rotting branch lying on thick leaf litter below a mature tree.

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Swan Plant Gomphocarpus fruticosus

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

June 25, 2017 03:46 PM NZST

Description

Growing in a sheltered corner of a disused building in the park. (used to be part of a primary school at this location).

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Monarch Danaus plexippus

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

June 25, 2017 03:47 PM NZST

Description

Live chrysalis plus many empty hatched cocoons on a swan plant.

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Monarch Danaus plexippus

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

June 25, 2017 03:44 PM NZST

Description

Large caterpillar on a 2m high swan plant beside a disused building in the park.

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Gorse Ulex europaeus

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

June 25, 2017 03:35 PM NZST

Description

Seedlings growing beneath a mature tree by the carpark. Gorse is not established in this urban park.

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Blackbird Turdus merula

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

June 25, 2017 03:16 PM NZST

Description

Male & female in the parking lot at Monte Cecilia Park. The pair had just done a little chest bump, fly up into the air together courtship(?) dance prior to the Mexican standoff image.

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Silvereye (ssp. lateralis) Zosterops lateralis ssp. lateralis

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

June 25, 2017 03:02 PM NZST

Description

Five birds feeding on Moreton Bay fig fruit.

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What

common groundsel Senecio vulgaris

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

June 25, 2017 12:55 PM NZST

Description

Plant growing in gravel behind the barrier beside SH20 motorway, southbound. Waterview Tunnel open day.

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broad-leaved dock Rumex obtusifolius

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

June 25, 2017 12:54 PM NZST

Description

Plant growing in gravel behind the barrier beside SH20 motorway, southbound. Waterview Tunnel open day.

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true mosses Class Bryopsida

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

June 25, 2017 12:51 PM NZST

Description

Moss growing in drainage outlet on the shotcrete wall beside SH20 motorway, southbound. Waterview Tunnel open day.

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Moth plant Araujia hortorum

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

June 25, 2017 01:05 PM NZST

Description

Growing through a hedge on a residential property.

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White basket fungus Ileodictyon cibarium

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

June 25, 2017 11:42 AM NZST

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Kina Evechinus chloroticus

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

June 23, 2017 02:58 PM NZST

Description

Hanging out with Eleven-armed seastars in a shallow rock pool.

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Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

June 23, 2017 02:53 PM NZST

Description

Maybe sea squirts? In a small rock pool, outgoing tide.

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Spengler's Trumpet Cabestana spengleri

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

June 23, 2017 02:52 PM NZST

Description

Alive. Two shells stuck together under a rock overhang in a rockpool, outgoing tide.

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Orange Golfball Sponge Tethya burtoni

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

June 23, 2017 02:50 PM NZST

Description

Growing under a rock overhang above a rock pool, outgoing tide.

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Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

June 23, 2017 02:37 PM NZST

Description

Several sea squirts, different colours, attached to a horse mussel shell in a shallow rock pool. Very much alive, the orange one with black siphons squirted me as I photographed it!

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What

Kina Evechinus chloroticus

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

June 23, 2017 02:32 PM NZST

Description

Hiding in a deep crack in a rockpool on the reef, outgoing tide.

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