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

September 8, 2011

Oaia Island (Muriwai)

Filed under: Birds,Muriwai — paul @ 7:03 am
Oaia Island and White-fronted Terns

Oaia Island and White-fronted Terns

Oaia Island is less than 2 km out from Muriwai Beach. It is home to gannets and seals. In the foreground an impressive flock of white-fronted terns. The terns occupy the lower ledges of Motutara Island and also the slopes between the viewing platforms at Otakamiro Point, Muriwai. Lots of them flying individually or in small groups, but every now and then, they lift off in unison, for a great display.


  1. Beautiful shot. Happy sky watching.

    Liz @ A Simple Life

    Comment by Liz — September 9, 2011 @ 6:44 am

  2. I was there today, and they are truly a fantastic sight! Great capture!

    Comment by Lachezar — September 10, 2011 @ 11:27 pm

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