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What

Starling Sturnus vulgaris

Observer

tony_wills

Date

September 3, 2014

Description

Small flock, 4 or 5 birds

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What

Domestic Cat Felis catus

Observer

tony_wills

Date

September 12, 2014

Description

This was a literal snap-shot, I saw the cat on the track, then head off around a bend, I tilted the camera in my hand towards the departing animal and fired off a shot without having time to bring it up to eye level or frame the shot.

Ok, it takes a bit of imagination to see the departing cat, but that dark bit is it disappearing around the corner!

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Observer

tony_wills

Date

October 9, 2014

Description

Black spider with white egg sac nearby.

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What

Song Thrush Turdus philomelos

Observer

tony_wills

Date

October 26, 2014

Description

I'm not really sure what bird this is, but I guess a Song Thrush.

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What

Cattle Beast/Cow Bos taurus

Observer

tony_wills

Date

September 3, 2014

Description

Hoof prints in the mud.

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What

Cattle Beast/Cow Bos taurus

Observer

tony_wills

Date

September 3, 2014

Description

Happily chewing their cud, looking disdainfully at passers-by. Domesticated.

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What

Cattle Beast/Cow Bos taurus

Observer

tony_wills

Date

September 3, 2014

Description

Fresh cow cakes :-)

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No photos or sounds

What

Eastern Rosella Platycercus eximius

Observer

tony_wills

Date

September 3, 2014

Description

Heard but not seen.

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What

Starling Sturnus vulgaris

Observer

tony_wills

Date

January 11, 2014

Description

Starling on a lamppost. Posted as an example of a starling appearing to have a lighter coloured collar, but it is of course just the lighting on the shiny feathers.

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What

Medick Genus Medicago

Observer

tony_wills

Date

April 20, 2014

Description

Trying to work out what http://naturewatch.org.nz/observations/399101 is. Searched my clothing for a burr and found one and dissected it.

Sliced it horizontally into two halves, then tore each half open, a seed dropped out of each half.

The previous observation was :

Photos taken at same magnification, so the size of the seed is the same in both cases, a possible match.

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What

Bur Medick (Medicago nigra) Medicago nigra

Observer

tony_wills

Date

November 5, 2013

Description

Plant with small spiky fruit.

Last photo is for Colin; an ant for scale :-)

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What

Medick (Genus Medicago) Genus Medicago

Observer

tony_wills

Date

April 18, 2014

Description

Small yellow seed, I'm thinking perhaps gorse or broom.

Sprintail in last photo for scale.

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What

Medick (Genus Medicago) Genus Medicago

Observer

tony_wills

Date

April 18, 2014

Description

These spiral, star, seed capsules are very common in the area. Good at sticking to clothing.

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What

Gorse Spider Mite Tetranychus lintearius

Observer

tony_wills

Date

March 24, 2014

Description

The biggest colony of gorse spider mites that I've come across. Blanketing most of the gorse in an area aprox 2m long by 1m wide.

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What

Dandelion species Genus Taraxacum

Observer

tony_wills

Date

March 21, 2014

Description

Found these two growing next to each other, neither has flowering stems as yet. One had smooth surfaced leaves, the other similar leaves, but fuzzy surface more like a sow thistle.

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What

Dandelion Taraxacum officinale

Observer

tony_wills

Date

March 21, 2014

Description

Max leaf length 21cm, flower stem height 44cm.

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Dandelion Taraxacum officinale

Observer

tony_wills

Date

March 21, 2014

Description

Max leaf length 38cm, flower stem height 44cm.

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What

Dandelion Taraxacum officinale

Observer

tony_wills

Date

March 21, 2014

Description

Max leaf length 38cm, flower stem height 54cm.

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What

Dandelion Taraxacum officinale

Observer

tony_wills

Date

March 21, 2014

Description

Max leaf length 32cm, flower stem height 33cm.

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What

Dandelion Taraxacum officinale

Observer

tony_wills

Date

March 21, 2014

Description

Max leaf length 32cm, flower stem height 50cm.

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What

Dandelion Taraxacum officinale

Observer

tony_wills

Date

March 21, 2014

Description

Max leaf length 43cm (when held straight), flower stem length 59cm.

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What

Anser anser domesticus Anser anser

Observer

tony_wills

Date

October 3, 2009

Description

Probably something obvious, but not a species that I recognise, a large goose swimming with a pair of Canada geese.

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What

Starling Sturnus vulgaris

Observer

tony_wills

Date

November 10, 2013

Description

If I see a black bird feeding from flax flowers I usually expect that it's a tui, but starling have an interest in flax too.

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What

Cat as electrician Felis catus

Observer

tony_wills

Date

October 29, 2013

Description

Decided to put two infrared cameras on rat trap to observe rat interaction. But bait is of great interest to the neighbours cat, who rearranges the lighting instead ;-(.

(Now that I have two cameras set up the trap is set so just as well it can't get in - or maybe not ;-)

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What

Moggy Felis catus

Observer

tony_wills

Date

October 19, 2013 04:34 AM NZDT

Description

Neighbours cat inspecting our kitchen scrap compost bin (lid left off especially ;-). My first infrared imaging - setup: 25x 940nm infrared LEDs running at 20mA, USB 640x480 webcam with infrared filter removed. Linux "motion" software running on laptop, recording one pre-trigger shot and 2 frames per second. Resized to 320x240 for upload.

Photos / Sounds

What

Starling Sturnus vulgaris

Observer

tony_wills

Date

October 6, 2013

Description

Noticed birds going in and out of a hole under the eaves in a shed. Setup camera with CHCK movement detection program. Initially thought I hadn't caught any images of the birds so moved camera closer, but reviewing images later realised there were birds in the shots.

Maybe multiple nests as at least three different birds seen about the entrance.

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

Observer

tony_wills

Date

the past

Description

Can't particularly remember the date (probably about 2011), and no photo, but saw a cat a long way from any houses on top of Wright's hill, so probably feral. Cleared off when it noticed me.

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What

Domestic Cat Felis catus

Observer

tony_wills

Date

February 14, 2013

Description

Cat, away from houses, near Moa point on track between beach and road, nearest building is dog pound!

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

Observer

tony_wills

Date

the past

Description

Can't particularly remember the date (probably about 2009), and no photo, but saw a cat a long way from any houses on top of Wright's hill, so probably feral. Cleared off when it noticed me.

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What

Domestic Cat Felis catus

Observer

tony_wills

Date

November 29, 2011

Description

Cat sneaking off through undergrowth, occasionally see cats on Wright's hill away from houses, not sure whether they're feral or domestic moggies with a wide range.

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Seeking to document observations of non-native introduced species outside of their original homelands. Observations must be of organisms that were introduced to an area by humans recently (established populations of introduced species are okay), not natural shifts in range, or migrations.

933-mini invertboy created this project on March 29, 2012
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