Monday, 26 October 2015

some birdlife

I am not particularly knowledgeable when it come to identifying bird-life, but with the help of some books on the subject I can report that so far I have seen a pair of South Island Pied Oystercatchers at Opiti Bay, and a New Zealand Dotterel on the sand at Matauri Bay:

Several birds flew around my camp by the beach at Mautari, but were too quick to capture successfully with my camera, so I have included for you a rather charming woodcut illustration of one of them from “Native Birds - Nature in New Zealand” by Charles Masefield (1948)...
Below - a fantail:

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