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A pair of dotterrels

September 19, 2015 - The NZ dotterrel (or tuturiwhatu) is an endangered shore bird. Photography has to be done with care. In this case I was...
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Fresh from the camera: Kereru

February 10, 2014 - New Zealand has two native pigeons, and the kereru is the species found on the main islands. It is a large bird, found i...
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Time on the beach

January 21, 2014 - One of the consequences of our fondness for beaches is pressure on native birds that live there. Whilst sea gulls may se...
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Sated- Female Sparrow

November 04, 2013 - It seems odd that with sparrows Passer domesticus being a common (and introduced) bird here in NZ, I've taken so few pic...
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Feeding Time: NZ tauhou or silvereyes

October 02, 2013 - The tauhou or silvereye (or waxeye, depending on what common name you were acquainted with) is a recent immigrant to NZ.
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The largest pigeon in the world

September 24, 2013 - The NZ kereru is a (threatened) but extant pigeon. It is the only native pigeon species in NZ and is also the largest. T...
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Feathered Rainbow- a lorikeet picture

September 20, 2013 - While I appreciate I've been quiet for a bit, I have also been busy. So I'm returning with this photo of a Rainbow Lorik...
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A high-key pic

September 06, 2013 - This shot is from the Okura track and the eventual beach you arrive at. The weather was dull and poor, which meant few o...
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Going feral in the weekend

May 19, 2013 - What Ive found of late, is that it is harder to disconnect from the rest of the world, simply because connecting is now...
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Bird photo for Friday

May 09, 2013 - It really feels like winter has arrived in New Zealand. The recent torrential rain and dips in temperature have signaled...
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Not just for the birds- Archaeopteryx

May 01, 2013 - One of the most profound insights Darwin made with his research on evolution, was the notion of common descent. Common d...
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The Birds of Spring

October 07, 2012 - It's been a tough few weeks for photography as work pressure and turbulent weather has got in the way of employing the c...
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Wednesday #Wildlife: Fluffy!

September 18, 2012 - I took my daughter to Lake Pupuke recently for a session on bird-photography. The weather was of curse, atrocious. It wa...
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Wednesday #Wildlife: Birdlife

September 11, 2012 - A local visitor, foraging for nectar. This is the Tauhou or silvereye. They kind of appeal to me with their bright white...
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The Watcher

August 09, 2012 - Sometimes you can be happy with the subject of a picture, but the background kind of competes with it. So one solution i...
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It's not just heavy, it's a pigeon

February 22, 2012 - The NZ pigeon (kereru) is an endemic, so found nowhere else in the world. It's also reputed to be the heaviest extant pi...
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Photographic fun with NZ parrots

February 13, 2012 - I've constructed a gallery of NZ parrot photos, largely based on kaka. That's hardly a surprise as well, it's actually p...
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Today's #Kotuku Photo

January 30, 2012 - This bird is a bit of a survivor. Count the legs:)
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It tastes good! #kaka feeding

January 18, 2012 - New Zealand actually has a small number of endemic parrot species. These include the kakapo (a species that has received...
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Today's #kotuku photo

January 17, 2012 - This shot is of the heron springing into flight at Okarito. Link to larger image
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#Kotuku in nuptial feathers

January 15, 2012 - The kotuku or white heron acquires nuptial plumes during the breeding season. This shot shows such plumes fanning out as...
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Back into civilisation- kotuku photo

January 14, 2012 - We had a good family expedition over the Xmas-New year period, getting as far south as Fox Glacier. Along the way I took...
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Sea-Eagle Panorama

December 19, 2011 - This is three shots from an Australian sea-eagle in flight, stitched together into a panorama. Each frame was taken a...
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An intense moment: Rainbow Lorikeet

December 19, 2011 - Something colourful and festive for this time of the year:) Rainbow Lorikeet (From my Parrots photo album)
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A pair of swallow photos

November 19, 2011 - These are some swallow pictures taken back in 2007 with my first DSLR. This was the Sony a100. The shots were taken at I...
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