Out Standing... in their field...  Yeah, yeah… but is what they do and what they were doing. I am especially fond of the bull in the hole. I’m sure there’s a twisted cliche in there – but one is probably enough for tonight…

Out Standing… in their field

Out Standing... in their field... Yeah, yeah… but is what they do and what they were doing. I am especially fond of the bull in the hole. I’m sure there’s a twisted cliche in there – but one is probably enough for tonight…

The gift... that keeps on giving...

The Gift

The gift... that keeps on giving...

Whatever Will Bee - You know you’re a photographer when you spot trouble and run to it, get up and close as you can and poke your nose in.    Notice his tongue? Don’t think I’ve ever actually seen a bee tongue before. Wonder how sharp it is…

Whatever Will Bee

Whatever Will Bee - You know you’re a photographer when you spot trouble and run to it, get up and close as you can and poke your nose in. Notice his tongue? Don’t think I’ve ever actually seen a bee tongue before. Wonder how sharp it is…

Black Swan - just not cuddly

Black Swan

Black Swan - just not cuddly

Gannet at Rest - How beautiful is that?

Gannet at rest

Gannet at Rest - How beautiful is that?

Basking Cormorant

Basking cormorant

Animals

Tuhuna Cormorant - I continue my mission to photograph New Zealand’s birds. This lovely cormorant was presiding over a mangrove mudflat at Tahuna Torea, a reserve in Auckland’s eastern suburbs. He had rather a lot to say.

Tuhuna Cormorant

Tuhuna Cormorant - I continue my mission to photograph New Zealand’s birds. This lovely cormorant was presiding over a mangrove mudflat at Tahuna Torea, a reserve in Auckland’s eastern suburbs. He had rather a lot to say.

This is the New Zealand Dotterel, highly endangered with a mere 1700 birds still wading the the shoreline in the wild. They nest in the sand, leaving their eggs and young vulnerable to all the intruders that have taken up residency in this country from rats and stoats to cats and dogs and people wandering across the sand…    So a real delight to spot this beauty on Pakiri Beach on the east coast about an hour north of Auckland this past weekend. She was happy to stop and pose for pictures.

The New Zealand Dotterel

This is the New Zealand Dotterel, highly endangered with a mere 1700 birds still wading the the shoreline in the wild. They nest in the sand, leaving their eggs and young vulnerable to all the intruders that have taken up residency in this country from rats and stoats to cats and dogs and people wandering across the sand… So a real delight to spot this beauty on Pakiri Beach on the east coast about an hour north of Auckland this past weekend. She was happy to stop and pose for pictures.

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