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What

House Mouse Mus musculus

Observer

m_jon

Date

October 19, 2014 10:19 PM NZDT

Description

We've had a few mice in and around our house recently. There's now one fewer.

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What

Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs

Observer

m_jon

Date

October 5, 2014 11:42 AM NZDT

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What

Monarch Butterfly Danaus plexippus

Observer

m_jon

Date

October 7, 2014 03:22 PM NZDT

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What

Spur valerian Centranthus ruber

Observer

m_jon

Date

October 7, 2014 07:08 PM NZDT

Description

I photographed the same patch in full bloom in late October last year.

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What

Broomrape Orobanche minor

Observer

m_jon

Date

October 7, 2014 07:07 PM NZDT

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What

White Butterfly Pieris rapae

Observer

grahame

Date

October 12, 2014

Description

It looks as though this White Butterfly has just emerged.
The wings aren't fully inflated yet.
Looks like a male.

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What

Mallard-grey duck hybrid Anas superciliosa × platyrhynchos

Observer

grahame

Date

October 12, 2014

Description

I guess an accurate description of this bird is a female partially leucistic hybrid Mallard X Grey duck.
This is the first time I've seen this bird at Travis Wetland, there used to be a similar looking one at Bexley Wetland.

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Square

What

Black Swan Cygnet Cygnus atratus

Observer

grahame

Date

October 12, 2014

Description

One of many Black swan Cygnets at travis Wetland.

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Square

What

Mallard-grey duck hybrid Ducklings Anas superciliosa × platyrhynchos

Observer

grahame

Date

October 12, 2014

Description

It's the season of cute at Travis at present.
The last week has seen Ducklings and Cygnets everywhere.

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What

Paradise Shelduck Tadorna variegata

Observer

alan_liefting

Date

October 7, 2014

Description

It is unusual for me to see Paradise Shelducks in the central city but apparently they are sometimes seen. It was a pair (as usual) on the footpath next to what is now a grassed area. The Avon River is a few hundred metres to the north of where I sighted the shelducks. They seemed unperturbed by the rush hour traffic.

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Observer

barred_looper

Date

October 7, 2014

Place

Cracroft (Google, OSM)

Description

Seen growing in hard clay type substrate at the side of the road, spread of plant would be roughly 40cm; growing horizontally across ground surface. I Apologize about poor quality pics, taken with cell phone.

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Square

What

Common pond skater Microvelia macgregori

Observer

grahame

Date

October 7, 2014

Description

I guess this is some sort of water beetle.
There were quite a few of these scuttling across the water surface.
Size wise sub mm.

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Observer

philg-j

Date

October 6, 2014

Description

It's very like V. persica, but the leaf is a duller green, sometimes almost greyish or glaucescent; corolla smaller, included in the calyx and not opening on dull days; capsule smaller, rounded, and hairy all over.

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No photos or sounds

What

Yellowhammer Emberiza citrinella

Observer

pavel

Date

December 28, 2013

Place

Groynes (Google, OSM)

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No photos or sounds

What

Yellowhammer Emberiza citrinella

Observer

pavel

Date

December 28, 2013

Place

Groynes (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Yellowhammer Emberiza citrinella

Observer

pavel

Date

December 28, 2013

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No photos or sounds

What

Yellowhammer Emberiza citrinella

Observer

pavel

Date

December 28, 2013

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Yellowhammer Emberiza citrinella

Observer

pavel

Date

December 28, 2013

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Square

What

Brown Wolf Spider Allotrochosina schauinslandi

Observer

grahame

Date

October 1, 2014

Description

Living under a piece of bark.
10 mm or so body length.

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No photos or sounds

What

Monarch Danaus plexippus

Observer

mbnzt

Date

October 5, 2014 04:15 PM NZDT

Description

Fluttering around cluster of flowering bushes in woodham park, shrubs etc,

Condition: unknown
Number: 11 to 20
Trees / foliage: Camellia, budleah
Weather: Humid, mild day, 18 degrees, little bit of wind.
Site: Woodham park

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What

Sonchus rust Miyagia pseudosphaeria

Observer

m_jon

Date

October 4, 2014 03:25 PM NZDT

Description

Orange rust on leaves of Sonchus oleraceus.

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What

Sow Thistle Sonchus oleraceus

Observer

m_jon

Date

October 4, 2014 03:27 PM NZDT

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What

Starling Sturnus vulgaris

Observer

m_jon

Date

October 3, 2014 05:23 PM NZDT

Description

Starlings, bellbirds, and LOTS of silvereyes spend time in our eucalypt trees when flowering.

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What

Silvereye Zosterops lateralis ssp. lateralis

Observer

m_jon

Date

October 3, 2014 05:23 PM NZDT

Description

Starlings, bellbirds, and LOTS of silvereyes spend time in our eucalypt trees when flowering.

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What

Bellbird Anthornis melanura

Observer

m_jon

Date

October 3, 2014 05:24 PM NZDT

Description

One of six bellbirds feeding in our flowering eucalypts.

Starlings, bellbirds, and LOTS of silvereyes spend time in our eucalypt trees when flowering.

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What

Little owl Athene noctua

Observer

alice_shanks

Date

October 2, 2014

Description

11 pm in Hagley park - calling from tree then I saw it fly away

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Observer

m_jon

Date

October 2, 2014 07:40 PM NZDT

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What

Kohuhu Pittosporum tenuifolium

Observer

m_jon

Date

October 2, 2014 06:15 PM NZDT

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No photos or sounds

What

Bumble bee species Genus Bombus

Date

October 1, 2014

Description

Two nests with many bees at the base of large pine trees.

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No photos or sounds

What

Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs

Date

October 1, 2014