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Random things at the Botanical Gardens

I think this little guy was chowing on a pine cone. He was high up in the tree.

Bug or bee?

Dragonfly with a frown on his face. 98 more words

Bird Photography

Roseate spoonbill, Platalea ajaja

The roseate spoonbill (Platalea ajaja) (sometimes placed in its own genus Ajaja) is a gregarious wading bird of the ibis and spoonbill family, Threskiornithidae. It is a resident breeder in South America mostly east of the Andes, and in coastal regions of the Caribbean, Central America, Mexico, the Gulf Coast of the United States and on central Florida’s Atlantic coast. 151 more words

Ibises And Spoonbills

A little treasure – the Ashley-Rakahuri

There are far mightier braided rivers in Canterbury, but the modestly sized Ashley-Rakahuri is a taonga of a value disproportionate to its size.

Keen tramper, ornithologist, and photographer Steve Atwood takes us to this ecological gem, just a stone’s throw from Christchurch city… 887 more words

Native Animals

Intimate Nature

Nature always shows up, looking at you with their inquisitive eye, you smile, pausing as you inhale their beauty and snap away hoping to capture the moment. 560 more words

6th September 2014 - Lingering Migrants & More

Day two of a three day tour. With the wind still coming off the Continent overnight, with cloud over the coast, the plan was to start by seeing if any new migrants had dropped in overnight. 979 more words

Spoonbill and Opiuo @ The HiFi

Spoobill and Opiuo blow the roof off The Hifi

August 2011


Seashore Safari and a Spoonbill

At the start of last week, I began my work experience placement at Titchfield Haven. It has been interesting and varied so far and I’ve definitely learnt a lot from it. 393 more words