Auckland – West                          Mainly West of Queen Street – seen through my lens

October 9, 2010

Pukeko: the Wing Stretch

Filed under: Birds,Reflections,Western Springs — paul @ 6:55 am
Pukeko: the Wing Stretch

Pukeko: the Wing Stretch

Seen at Western Springs. Read more about pukeko (the New Zealand purple swamp hen, porphyrio porphyrio) at wikipedia.

Find more weekend reflections at James’ Newtown Area Photo.

11 Comments

  1. What a fantastic capture! For a moment I thought it was a one-legged bird! Great reflection for the day! Have a great weekend, Paul!

    Sylvia

    Comment by Sylvia Kirkwood — October 9, 2010 @ 7:16 am

  2. Amazing ! You blog is such a lovely way to discover New Zealand… Thanks for your sharings…

    Comment by 'Tsuki — October 9, 2010 @ 8:42 am

  3. A one-legged wing stretch….that takes a certain amount of balance.

    Comment by Sharon (Phoenix Daily Photo) — October 9, 2010 @ 10:56 am

  4. A very interesting looking bird, well captured.

    Comment by Bill — October 9, 2010 @ 11:38 am

  5. Wow!!!!

    I have never seen a pukeko stretch.

    Comment by ann new zealand — October 9, 2010 @ 4:35 pm

  6. Wow! Great capture!
    I\’ll come back later to see all the beautiful photos;o)
    Thanks for sharing!
    ***
    Have a nice weekend*******

    Comment by Cildemer — October 9, 2010 @ 11:45 pm

  7. The bird is interesting and the reflection makes him eveen MORE interesting. 🙂 Great photo!

    Comment by EG Wow, Canada — October 10, 2010 @ 8:44 am

  8. Oh ! Quel bel oiseau.
    Un reflet magnifique et de belles couleurs. Beautiful photo.

    Comment by Anne-Ma — October 10, 2010 @ 8:53 am

  9. Beautiful – bird, water, reflection. Just capturing that lovely fanned tail makes a wonderful picture.

    Comment by Wren — October 10, 2010 @ 11:48 am

  10. Gorgeous shot!

    Comment by Caroline — October 11, 2010 @ 10:00 am

  11. What a bird! Never seen a swamp hen before.

    Comment by Steffe — October 12, 2010 @ 8:41 am

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