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Thread: Ruahine Ranges Mountain Dolphins

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    Ruahine Ranges Mountain Dolphins

    I had a day off....shock horror so I went for a wander in search for bambi or the local freshwater dolphins!
    First crossing appeared to be a likely spot for the Ruahine Mountain Dolphins.
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    I knew I wouldn't see any on my way up the ridge.
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    Quick looksie at the dry farmland on the Eastern side of the Ruahine Ranges.
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    Marched on looking towards the "Cats Paw"
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    Then headed down off the ridge where sightings of the Ruahine Dolphins would be better.
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    Ate my lunch at the Stanfield Hut,well mantained DOC hut and very tidy.Mrs D's uncle was up there the day before me to rebait the rat stations.
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    Headed back out via the Tamaki Stream searching the bigger holes in the stream for the Ruahine Mountain Dolphins but the low river level prevented any sightings this time.
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    It was nice to have a few showers fall over me before making it back down to the heat on the lowlands.A couple of mils or more must of fell while I was up there.
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    No bambis or dolphins seen this time.
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    Where do the trout go when the river levels are low?
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    They are pretty elusive them Ruahine Mountain Dolphins at this time of year. They hide under logs to beat the heat. Come June they can be seen breaching in the pools of creeks, you have to be really quiet with your approach as they spook quite easily. Well that’s the Tamaki anyway, unsure of the other pods.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Russian 22. View Post
    Where do the trout go when the river levels are low?
    In the deeper pools,or down stream to the major rivers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shootm View Post
    They are pretty elusive them Ruahine Mountain Dolphins at this time of year. They hide under logs to beat the heat. Come June they can be seen breaching in the pools of creeks, you have to be really quiet with your approach as they spook quite easily. Well thatís the Tamaki anyway, unsure of the other pods.
    I'm yet to see the Ruahine dolphins but I've seen a few Ruahine Whale's, and most well out of the water.

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    Seen the dolphins from the helipad on Sunday Dundee
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    Haha I am in one of your photos although unseeable. I was sitting up by the slips in photo 5 & 6.
    Seen a hind and a fawn but left them..
    trying to get a deer for a wedding next week!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sako851 View Post
    Haha I am in one of your photos although unseeable. I was sitting up by the slips in photo 5 & 6.
    Seen a hind and a fawn but left them..
    trying to get a deer for a wedding next week!
    Fuck there's more deer about down there than I've seen a few years counted 12 from just helipad and yeah lots of fawns
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    Heading over to the Rokai on Wednesday.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dundee View Post
    Heading over to the Rokai on Wednesday.
    There's lots over there mate
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    Your looking as dry as we are up here, need rain and soon. Maybe this weekend.
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    That dry farmland would be a garden of Eden here in the Bay. Thatís still a shade of green. We just got brown here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwijames View Post
    That dry farmland would be a garden of Eden here in the Bay. That’s still a shade of green. We just got brown here.
    You spelt dust wrong
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