I spent the last week or so in Auckland, didn't do a lot of birding partly due to it raining almost every day, but there were a couple of highlights. Saw Pipits on the Desert Rd on both of the journeys, the first I have seen there for several years. The other highlight was a flock of at least 12 NZ Dotterels in a field in Albany near the shopping center. There has been a small number there for several years but this is by far the most I have seen at one time.
|A pair of the Dotterels in the water logged field|
|The Dotterels were with in a few 100m of a very busy shopping center and car park|