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N 34 B 462 C 28 E Nov 25, 2022 F Nov 26, 2022
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Another once common ,now declining species due to predation of nest sites.
I remember as a boy colonies of several hundred, now generally colonies number maybe 10 pair or less.
I image the noise & smell from such communities attracts predators,Stoats, Cats,Rats etc.

N 28 B 488 C 18 E Nov 13, 2022 F Nov 12, 2022
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Arriving in our kitchen this morning for breakfast I noticed one of our locals also having a breakfast, fresh Kawakawa berries just out the window so I could not resist the moment...

N 12 B 389 C 7 E Oct 29, 2022 F Nov 2, 2022
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Same bird as last image....
Those intense black eyes never blink.....
If one sits for a while a Robin will often arrive even alighting on ones person.
Ive had them attacking the reflection in the telescopic sight of my riffle while hunting Deer as Im having a a breather...
Such gems of the bush.

N 19 B 336 C 16 E Oct 29, 2022 F Oct 30, 2022
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Gentle confiding birds greatly reduced in numbers through predation and human encroachment.
Now found generally where trapping of predators takes place and a few high rainfall ares.
First to call in the dawn and last at night....

N 37 B 536 C 21 E Oct 23, 2022 F Oct 24, 2022
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A less common tiny wader that generally is only seen in pairs.
Imagine a tiny bird the size of a Pipit or skylark breeding in the Arctic circle laying say four eggs then after the chicks hatch at say three weeks old Mum & Dad fly 11,000 K to Australia.
Then maybe 14-20 days later the offspring follow them.
Tell me how someone, how can these birds find their way. Even mans intelligence has limitations...We need a GPS or compass or we would be hopelessly lost.
Not so these little travellers of the globe....A miracle perhaps..I think not.
They were given the ability, as it cannot happen by accident or by repetitive diligence..


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