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Poa annua

Observer

trevor_partridge

Date

March 27, 2015

Description

At waters edge on open ground.

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Observer

trevor_partridge

Date

March 27, 2015

Description

Oddly enough for this species, at the waters edge. Has the typical tiny serrations on the leaf margin.

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Monarch Butterfly Danaus plexippus

Observer

gailtv

Date

March 26, 2015 06:58 PM NZDT

Description

At one time there were 63 caterpillars here!

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Starling Sturnus vulgaris

Observer

rossa5

Date

March 26, 2015

Description

3 flew over

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Song thrush Turdus philomelos

Observer

rossa5

Date

March 26, 2015 05:42 PM NZDT

Description

Landed on the lawn and promptly flew away.

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House Sparrow Passer domesticus

Observer

rossa5

Date

March 26, 2015 05:42 PM NZDT

Description

Flying overhead

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Welcome Swallow Hirundo neoxena

Observer

rossa5

Date

March 26, 2015 10:05 AM NZDT

Description

Flying overhead

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starling Sturnus vulgaris

Observer

rossa5

Date

March 26, 2015 10:05 AM NZDT

Description

Small group of juvenile birds (not full black feathers) and 3 adults birds

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House sparrow Passer domesticus

Observer

rossa5

Date

March 26, 2015 10:05 AM NZDT

Description

Large group were feeding on the lawn, flew away when I first went out but slowly came back to feed in smaller groups.

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blackbird Turdus merula

Observer

rossa5

Date

March 26, 2015 10:05 AM NZDT

Description

Where seen foraging around on the lawn

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Makaka Plagianthus divaricatus

Observer

trevor_partridge

Date

March 25, 2015

Description

Along edge of estuarine river

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Tall fescue Schedonorus arundinaceus

Observer

trevor_partridge

Date

March 25, 2015

Description

Abundant along edge of estuarine river

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Jointed Wire Rush Apodasmia similis

Observer

trevor_partridge

Date

March 25, 2015

Description

Big patches at estuarine river edge

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Observer

trevor_partridge

Date

March 25, 2015

Description

At estuarine waters edge amongst tall fescue

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Shore Celery Apium prostratum

Observer

trevor_partridge

Date

March 25, 2015

Description

In a hollow where a drain goes into the estuary. It was high tide when the photo was taken.

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Observer

trevor_partridge

Date

March 25, 2015

Description

Big patch in amongst Apodasmia similis

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Swamp Harrier Circus approximans

Observer

grahame

Date

March 25, 2015

Description

A juvenile Harrier showing the typical white head patch of the juv.
Pic 2 shows the juv brown eye, adults have a yellow eye.

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dunnock Prunella modularis

Observer

muriloafurtado

Date

March 23, 2015

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dunnock Prunella modularis

Observer

muriloafurtado

Date

March 22, 2015

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blackbird Turdus merula

Observer

muriloafurtado

Date

March 23, 2015

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blackbird Turdus merula

Observer

muriloafurtado

Date

March 22, 2015

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Casuarina glauca Genus Casuarina

Observer

trevor_partridge

Date

March 25, 2015

Description

I don't know this group at all well so I will need some help. There are a great many seedlings and small trees associated with an old planting along the river here. Most are along the margin of the waterway but others are elsewhere. They are all very close together which made me suspect they are suckers. I asked around and they don't seem to sucker so I now presume they are seedlings. This will be a new record for Casuarina being wild in Christchurch.

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Remuremu Selliera radicans

Observer

trevor_partridge

Date

March 25, 2015

Description

As far upstream as this plant gets in the river

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creeping brookweed Samolus repens

Observer

trevor_partridge

Date

March 25, 2015

Description

About as far upstream as this plant goes.

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European white poplar Populus alba

Observer

trevor_partridge

Date

March 25, 2015

Description

Suckers from a tree long gone.

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Sea Rush Juncus maritimus

Observer

trevor_partridge

Date

March 25, 2015

Description

As Juncus krausii. In brackish section of the river. Does not go much further upstream than this.

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Akiraho Olearia paniculata

Observer

trevor_partridge

Date

March 25, 2015

Description

Seedlings are establishing in the native plantings here. The second photo is a flowering adult nearby. This is the local form of this species and is quite different from the North Island forms. You don't often see this plant establishing itself in plantings in Christchurch, so it is good to see.

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African Boxthorn Lycium ferocissimum

Observer

trevor_partridge

Date

March 25, 2015

Description

A localised population of this on the Heathcote River here. Quite a lot on the true right, this is on the true left in amongst the native plantings.

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Ngaio Myoporum laetum

Observer

trevor_partridge

Date

March 25, 2015

Description

Seedlings establishing in abundance in a native restoration planting. Always good to see.

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Knobby Clubrush Ficinia nodosa

Observer

trevor_partridge

Date

March 25, 2015

Description

In brackish part of the river