The final stop on our way home was the Pekapeka Wetlands. Sometimes there are a lot of birds here and other times next to nothing. I was a little disappointed in this visit but my expectations weren’t high in the first place. There were a few swans but not doing anything to grab my attention. I saw one dabchick from a distance and surprisingly no coots.
The welcome swallows were flitting about and I could see there were some youngsters amongst them. They were not happy about my being there and kept their distance. I was hoping they would feed the young ones while I was sitting watching at the ready but alas it didn’t happen and I didn’t have the patience to wait that long.
There were a number of shags which I managed to capture a few images of but after spending 20 minutes sitting watching nothing I was ready to go home. This last image of the shag taking off was pretty much where I was at this point also – heading home after three weeks on the road.