Saturday, February 14, 2009

A trip to Tiritirimatangi Island
January 2009

My first proper look at Bellbirds. They are now so much more accessible for visitors to see and photograph.

A thrill for everyone - even the very experienced birders present, were amazed to see these fledgling Moreporks out and about in the middle of this very bright sunny day. You can just see the parent bird obscured behind the tree trunk, to the right of the picture.

Am I correct in thinking this is a juvenile Stitchbird? I would appreciate someone's verification here.

January 2009

Pair greeting at the Gannet colony.

A Yellowhammer surveys its territory from the top of the flax seed head, behind the sand dunes.

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