This shot of the Kotuku wth its neck retracted shows its difference in flight style from the swan, for example.
"Up Up & Away"
Even with only one foot on the ground the Kotuku is able to fully extend its neck in an endever to catch its prey.
Off we go);-)
It is nice to beable to see the birds reflection as it takes off.
What a beautiful wingspan.
All puffed up!
This shot of a white-faced heron in the nest was taken at Maranda.
Off we go}:-]
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