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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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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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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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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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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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