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What

Valerian Genus Centranthus

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

October 18, 2017 02:04 PM NZDT

Description

Growing wild on the cliffs abover Mercer Bay. Plants are behind the flax in the last image.

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Weeping Mapou Myrsine divaricata

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

October 18, 2017 02:36 PM NZDT

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Variable Oystercatcher Haematopus unicolor

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

October 18, 2017 04:27 PM NZDT

Description

Bird bath in the fresh water stream.

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What

docks Genus Rumex

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

October 18, 2017 04:42 PM NZDT

Description

Growing in the scrub behind the dunes.

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true lilies Genus Lilium

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

October 18, 2017 04:37 PM NZDT

Description

I think ... Growing in the scrub behind the dunes.

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What

Feather Duster Worms Family Sabellidae

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

October 18, 2017 04:16 PM NZDT

Description

The rockpools were full of blue tube worms, then I spotted this small brown one.

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Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

October 18, 2017 04:12 PM NZDT

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What

Sessile Barnacles Order Sessilia

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

October 18, 2017 04:10 PM NZDT

Description

In the rockpools, northern end of the beach.

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Prions Genus Pachyptila

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

October 18, 2017 03:31 PM NZDT

Description

Beach wreck. Bird had a very thin keel.

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What

By-the-wind Sailor Velella velella

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

October 18, 2017 03:37 PM NZDT

Description

A tiny number of V. velella washing up on the beach, various sizes.

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Violet Sea-Snail Janthina janthina

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

October 18, 2017 04:04 PM NZDT

Description

The snails, complete with bubble raft, were washing up with the waves on the beach. Note the squirt of purple dye on the shell at the back.

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Bluebottle Physalia physalis

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

October 18, 2017 03:26 PM NZDT

Description

The remains of a bluebottle, I think?

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By-the-wind Sailor Velella velella

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

October 18, 2017 03:26 PM NZDT

Description

Remains of a massive wash up of Velella velella on Karekare Beach. In the landscape photos all the white dots are V. velella.

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Silvereye (ssp. lateralis) Zosterops lateralis ssp. lateralis

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

October 15, 2017 08:58 AM NZDT

Description

Bird enjoying the rare treat of a flowering Metrosideros carminea.

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Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

October 15, 2017 11:29 AM NZDT

Description

Insect feeding on nikau flowers.

P access line.

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What

Tutukiwi Pterostylis banksii

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

October 15, 2017 10:36 AM NZDT

Description

Numerous plants along a ridgeline track, regenerating native bush.

P access line.

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Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

October 15, 2017 01:37 PM NZDT

Description

Most of the sporangia capsules had released or were releasing spores.

B Ridge access line

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Cave Weta Subfamily Macropathinae

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

October 15, 2017 01:28 PM NZDT

Description

Insect hiding in a nikau frond.

B Ridge access line.

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What

Matai Prumnopitys taxifolia

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

October 15, 2017 01:25 PM NZDT

Description

Mature tree. Broken branch on the ground beneath the tree with male pollen cone spikes.

B Ridge access line

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What

Feral Pigeon Columba livia var. domestica

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

October 14, 2017 03:06 PM NZDT

Description

Two pigeons perched just above a small bush stream, then they flew up to a nearby tree. Unusual place to find the birds - maybe they were fishing :-)

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What

Eastern Rosella Platycercus eximius

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

October 14, 2017 03:00 PM NZDT

Description

Two birds flying from tree to tree.

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Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

October 14, 2017 02:58 PM NZDT

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Mainland Tui Prosthemadera novaeseelandiae ssp. novaeseelandiae

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

October 14, 2017 02:53 PM NZDT

Description

Two birds feeding on karaka flowers.

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What

rhododendrons and azaleas Genus Rhododendron

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

October 14, 2017 02:25 PM NZDT

Description

Added an observation of this large tree growing above a native bush stream in March 2016 without flowers. Here are the flowers!
http://naturewatch.org.nz/observations/2841107

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What

Mist flower Ageratina riparia

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

October 14, 2017 02:17 PM NZDT

Description

Plant growing under native shrubs near a small bush stream. Couldn't see any obvious evidence of a gall on the stem.

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Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

October 14, 2017 02:15 PM NZDT

Description

Rimu, totara forest, near a small native bush stream.

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Square

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

October 14, 2017 01:53 PM NZDT

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What

Maidenhair Adiantum cunninghamii

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

October 14, 2017 01:51 PM NZDT

Description

Growing in mature rimu and totara forest.

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Square

What

Kereru Hemiphaga novaeseelandiae

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

October 14, 2017 01:49 PM NZDT

Description

Two kereru flying around and resting in totara near the stream.

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Square

What

New Zealand cabbage tree Cordyline australis

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

October 14, 2017 01:41 PM NZDT
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