The Brown Booby

While I was watching the gannets at Muriwai I noticed one that was a different colour.  I was slightly confused because I had read that when the gannet chicks first fly, they continue out to sea and off to Australia in their first flight, so I knew it wasn’t a young gannet. I photographed it

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Muriwai Terns

On our way North we stopped by the gannet colony at Muriwai (these will be the subjects of my next post) and I was very surprised to see nesting white-fronted terns in between the gannets on a steep bank.  Unfortunately I didn’t have my extender with me so these are crops and not the best

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