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Category: Muriwai (Page 2 of 4)

Muriwai Beach

Muriwai Beach

Muriwai Beach

Auckland’s West Coast beaches are treacherous, and it is wise to follow the advice “Swim between the flags”. Life guards are on duty. Black ironsand.…

Like an Arrow

Gannet in Flight, Muriwai

Gannet in Flight, Muriwai

Time flies like an arrow, as does this gannet at Muriwai.

Happy New Year to all, may it carry you along with the elegance of this bird.…

Gannet Watching

Otakamiro Point, Muriwai

Otakamiro Point, Muriwai

There are two viewing platforms at the gannet colony at Muriwai, this is the southern one. Viewing conditions were excellent on that particular day. A strong wind meant that often the birds were almost stationary in the air, and they were als more or less at eye level with the viewers.…

Oaia Island (Muriwai)

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.…

Muriwai

Australasian Gannet

Australasian Gannet

On Monday, I had my first visit to Muriwai for this season. In glorious sunshine. Plenty of gannets on the nesting platforms and in the air, also crowds of white-fronted terns, and some gulls (plus a couple of seals sleeping on the foot of Motutara Island).…

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