Sunday, November 20, 2016

We've spent 2 nights in the Miranda Shorebird Center. This place on the coast of the Firth of Thames is famous of the huge number of wintering Shorebirds (Bar-tailed Godwit, Red Knot, Wrybill). We had an afternoon and a morning high tide, with the stunning views of the Shorebird roost.

Miranda Shorebird Center














Shorebird flock at dawn














Bar-tailed Godwits and South Island Pied Oystercatchers













Bar-tailed Godwits, Red Knots and a Wrybill














Wrybills, the best endemic shorebird











Black x Pied Stilt hybrid












Royal Spoonbills










Monarch Butterfly



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