Lately I have been spending time in a local waterway where the white heron is often found. I have become fascinated with pukeko instead.  The sun brings out their colours beautifully and I have come home with so many interesting images that this post will have nothing else. Very little words but lots of pukeko […]

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It’s that time of year again when there are fledglings appearing in the gardens and frantic parent birds busy trying to feed the hungry mouths that constantly call for food.  I am still waiting to see the first Silvereye youngster – they are a little late this year, but a friend showed an image of […]

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The pukeko family reside in a stream just down the road a bit from where I live, so they are easy to visit at a moment’s notice when the light is right. I was perhaps a little too early on this visit, as the dragonflies and damselflies were not visible – which also meant the […]

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When I first arrived, there wasn’t a pukeko to be seen anywhere.  Plenty of ducks, a couple of kingfishers and a magpie but no pukeko.  I was pretty certain that there should be chicks there at this time of year but was a little disappointed not even to see any adults.  Then a head poked […]

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