Patience Pays

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Most wild creatures get accustomed to humans if they are around them enough, and birds are no exception. At the house we use at Foxton, located on the Manawatu River estuary, I recently spent the morning sitting at the front door … Continued

Taranaki – like no other

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A week in Taranaki (New Plymouth) gave us many opportunities to photograph things that are, ‘like no other’, as their district motto says. It is a unique area of New Zealand, really quite apart. I worked there from 1972 – … 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