Gallery - Birds
This page is for a collection images of birds taken in and around New Zealand/Aotearoa.
This once a rare site is now, since its establishment on Matiu/Somes Island Wellington, is becoming more common on the mainland, i.e. in the hills around the nearby coast forest/bush.
Great day for fishing. Sitting here quietly, this bird is quick to action.
In an instant it dives and catches this crab.
This elegant bird is regarded by the Tungata whenua as a polite diner they (Maori) have a saying "he kotuku kai whatta" (a kotuku that feeds on its on reflection) i.e. it will wait for others to eat before dining themselves. (See "Wetlands of New Zealand" J Hunt 2007)
This bird is usually only seen 600km south of this location.
What a beautiful wingspan.
Look out fish, I'm hungry!!
"Up Up & Away"
This Little Owl got trapped in the boat shed and couldn't get out, it was very docile, probably because it hit the window.
Waiting for the tide to turn.
Male Scaup and a juvenile. Picture taken at Queen Elizabeth Park, MacKays Crossing North of Paekakariki.
N.B. the eye lacks the white coloration the come latter as seen in the next picture.
Well! what can I say? Except that, this bird (a male sparrow) is often taken for granted but seen here is magnificent!!
A female feeding a young fledgling.