Saturday, November 19, 2016

We've spent the next 2 days on Tiritiri Matangi Island, close to Auckland. This island is pest-free, the original vegetation was restored, and several endemic bird species in critical status have been relocated here. This is the best place to see these birds.

Leaving Auckland













Arriving to the island.






























Variable Oystercatchers.












 New Zealand Dotterel on nest. Sadly the eggs were washed away by the high-tide next day.



















Stitchbirds and Bellbirds on the feeder. 
















Male Stitchbird






Whitehead.















Kokako.










Tuis on the feeder.













Brown Teal female with duckling.
















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