Mainly West of Queen Street - seen through my lens

Month: January 2016 (Page 1 of 2)

Pied Stilt

Pied Stilt

Pied Stilt

Pied stilts (Himantopus himantopus) are black and white wading birds with pinkish legs. In the present perspective the legs are hidden.

For more black and white images check out Dragonstar’s Weekend in Black and White.

Pied Stilt

Pied Stilt

The Volunteer

Jane

Jane

Taumanu Reserve is a recreational area of about 7 hectares of reclaimed land which has been constructed over the last three years or so. To be enjoyed by people, by the birdlife, and if unlucky, by rats and stoats and other unwanted creatures.…

Cuteness Alert

Pied Stilt Chick

Pied Stilt Chick

The newly reclaimed Onehunga foreshore – now named “Taumanu Reserve” – was opened last November. It is pleasing to see that after all the disturbance with heavy earthmoving machinery etc the birds appear to have adopted the place.…

Tui

Tui (Prosthemadera novaeseelandiae)

Tui (Prosthemadera novaeseelandiae)

The tui (Prosthemadera novaeseelandiae) is an endemic New Zealand bird of the honeyeater family. The tuft of white feathers at the throat explains the obsolete English name “parson bird”. Shown here on New Zealand flax (phormium tenax) at the Arataki Lookout.…

Karaka

Karaka (Corynocarpus laevigatus)

Karaka (Corynocarpus laevigatus)

Karaka (Corynocarpus laevigatus) is an endemic New Zealand tree with glossy evergreen leaves. The pulp of the berries is said to be edible, while the raw stones are toxic (cooking them long enough apparently can make them edible — I think I will give them a miss).…

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