Awake from a Crash

Sitting outside the house with friends, this poor little guy hit the window at speed and dropped to the ground. Knocked out for a minute or two, he slowly came to,moving his head, wings, up to a staggering standing position – no doubt a little scared of the predicament he had woken up to -and […]

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White Fronted Terns

One of the main draw cards to Muriwai for tourists is the Gannet colony. Perhaps a little less known, or viewed are the smaller, but equally impressive Tern colony that rests a little lower down the cliff line on the south hills of the beach. Once owners of prime real-estate,  these ‘large swallows of the […]

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Pelecanus Conspicillatus

  Pelecanus conspicillatus, the Australian pelican. Shot at the Sydney zoo a few years back on my old Sony A230 DSLR. With a wingspan of ~2.5m, these guys are fairly large birds. Interestingly, you can tell if they are a part of a breeding couple or not by the colour of their bill and circles […]

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Sydney Peafowl

Stuck in the house sick today, I hunted through some old images shot at the Sydney Zoo a few years ago. I had a wide variety of head shots of various animals, including todays peacock. One of the more well known colourful birds, I have always found it funny how many animals have the male […]

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Gulls of Flight

“Most gulls don’t bother to learn more than the simplest facts of flight – how to get from shore to food and back again” ― Richard Bach, Jonathan Livingston Seagull

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The Rooster of Old Albany

Up to old Albany Village for dinner this evening I caught this snap of one of the local art works. Now down the road from the Albany Mega Mall, the old village used to be locally famous for having a mass of roosters living and walking the zone. Sadly now days none can be found. […]

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Oi!

I’m pretty sure ‘Oi!’ was the seagulls statement at me as I snapped him in this photo the other day in town. Summer is sure on its way in Auckland these last few days – of course having faulty air-conditioning at work, taking us to 28+ degrees helps, as does running around in level 2’s […]

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