Those godwit and knot intending to migrate this year are most likely all gone, leaving just several hundred of each species in residence.
However those godwits that steadily departed since early March may well be wondering about the wisdom of it, as conditions at their Yalu Jiang stopover site are somewhat cold. On 1 April there were 4cm of fresh snow!
There are still, however, some traditionally late tundra-breeders yet to depart.
Migrants and Vagrants
22 Golden Plover
8 Sharp-tailed Sandpiper
1 Arctic Skua
The Marsh Sandpiper that has been here since last year is still present.
South Island Pied Oystercatchers
6 Royal Spoonbill
New Zealand Dotterel
100 Banded Dotterel
White fronted tern
2 White Herons
c100 Grey Teal