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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The day started out with brilliant sunshine, a perfect day for kingfishers. However I had made a decision not to go climbing any more hills for a while to let my feet recover a bit, so we headed round the bays instead. The plan was lunch at the Chocolate Fish and to stop wherever we […]

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I actually think I am starting to get bored with Kingfishers.  I know that is a stupid thought and the reality is just that the conditions have not been great so I haven’t achieved what I wanted from the day’s outing but it sure feels like boredom right now. I went out to the kingfishers […]

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This morning the mission was to visit a tern colony at Scorching Bay. These birds are so used to people being there due to the fact that the colony is within metres of a local cafe. This of course makes it the perfect spot for a photographer to stop for a coffee break. So you […]

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