A New Bird Species – for me

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It is not often these days that I get to photograph a new bird species in New Zealand, but this last week I had the opportunity. A Terek Sandpiper was  reported at the Manawatu River Estuary and yesterday I went … Continued

Wanganui Christmas Parade

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This year is ebbing away and soon Christmas will be upon us. On Saturday we had our annual Wanganui Christmas Parade that is always a colourful event and a great place for me to add a few more photos to … Continued

A Very Special Bird

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One of my special interests in birds is to learn about the migration of certain species, and in particular the godwit. The godwit has the longest recorded non-stop journey of any creature, when it was proved by use of a … Continued

Migrant Birds are Returning

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As a birder I always look for the return of migrant waders from the northern hemisphere, from mid-September onwards. So for this reason we took a visit to the Manawatu River estuary last week to check out the new arrivals. … Continued

Beautiful Spring

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Spring time offers many opportunities to photographers as fresh life and growth change the landscape from the dull of winter to the splendor of spring. I love to find fields of spring flowers and enjoy their beauty and perfume, and … Continued

Whanganui in Flood

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The Whanganui River flooded badly this last weekend causing major damage and disruption in the city. The large quantity of rain also caused surface flooding in low lying areas as well as hundreds of slips in the wider district. Photographers … Continued

Encounter with a Prince

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Wanganui was buzzing yesterday with the visit to the city of Prince Harry. Photographers were out in droves including international media. My wife and I managed to find a quiet spot along the river close to where the Prince, in … Continued

Readers Letters (Fan Mail?)

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One of the interesting things about writing and publishing books is that instead of there being just a couple of proof readers, you now have thousands. With all these readers they sometimes find mistakes, and some of them write to me, … Continued

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