So happy to see this shy blue duck!
Five juvenile birds in captivity at National Trout Hatchery, pending release when old enough to survive in wild.
Two blue duck flew north west along the river. Moments later, one flew south east along the river. It landed in a pool before taking off again and landing at two more spots to the south east.
Blue duck dropping
Seen at Blue Lake
Group of five birds seen beside waterway. Very tame, obviously well used to cyclists stopping to admire them. Close to the well-named "Cowboy Paradise".
Single adult on dusk
Female had a metal band on right leg
Red Hut pair with 5 class 1-2 ducklings
Two adults with juvenile in the river.
single young duck.no sign of others in area
Pair of whio seen 100m upstream of Oroua stream campsite.
A pair sitting on rocks in the stream, one male one female
Blue Duck pair in river outside Central Whirinaki Hut
One pair and two individuals in the Toaroha River approximately 0.5 to 1.5 hours upstream of Cedar Flats Hut
Five Blue Duck pairs and Two individuals in the Matakuhia Stream. The first three pairs, and both individuals were withing the first hour walk north of Lower Matakuhia Hut.
The fourth pair were under a large log a further half and hour upstream, while the final pair were in the stream outside Upper Matakuhia Hut
Male and female in the pool next to the hut. Saw them several times from 24-26 April.
Right outside Mingha Biv in the late afternoon
One of pair is banded, with what appears to be too tight a band, causing leg to swell.
Pair seen regularly over 7 day period ~300m upstream from Blue Duck Creek & only ~600m downstream from another pair with duckling.