Gallery - Birds

This page is for a collection images of birds taken in and around New Zealand/Aotearoa

Australasian Gannets

Safe landing: Taken at one of the Gannets colonies at Cape Kidnapers.

Australasian Gannets 1

The matting ritual, seen here as these two birds rub necks.

Australasian Gannets 2

A friendly embrace?

Australasian Gannets 3

Do not disturb!!

Australasian Gannets 4

A proud Mum );-) seen here with an (approx)11 day old chick.

Australasian Gannets 5

This magnificent bird has a wing span of about 2 meters.

Australasian Harrier Kahu 1

This mature bird has just landed to inspect a possum it has spied in farm paddock, Coast Rd Wainuiomata. NB. the legs have a interesting coverage of feathers that I have not seen in any other pictures or illustrations.

Australasian Harrier, Kahu 2

By now it is feeling safe and is about to start feeding

Australasian Harrier, Kahu 3

A rather stringee bit

Australasian Harrier, Kahu 4

Eyes on the sky as other birds are also looking for food.

Australasian Harrier, Kahu4 Lookout!!

This was taken just before a younger Harrier landed featured in the next picture

Australasian Harrier, Kahu4 Lookout my turn!

This young Harrier is notable for its dark brown coloring (body & eyes)

Australasian Harrier Kahu 7

Australasian Harrier garding its food

Australasian Harrier-Kahu Fighting

Here we see two male Harriers fighting over who gets to eat first. This skermish was over very quickly(2 sec).