Chasing a MEGA rarity

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When word was out that a MEGA rarity, in the birding world, had shown up at Napier I was making plans to get there as quick as possible. Only the forth record of this species in New Zealand, a Wilson’s Phalarope … Continued

Photographing white birds

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Winter is not a great time for bird photographers in New Zealand but this season does offer some opportunities that are unique. At river estuaries you find a different range of birds from what is seen in summer. It is … Continued

Farewell to Godwit AJD

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This special bird has been with us in Whanganui since 16 November 2015, and yesterday AJD left once again to begin his migration north to Alaska. I checked up on him at the estuary every week and over time observed … Continued

Whanganui River Raft Race

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This year the raft race was organised by Plumber Dan and for photographers it is a colourful and action-filled opportunity for some Whanganui pictures. About 26 rafts were entered and hundreds of people lined the river banks to watch the fun. Good … Continued