This cute little fellow was only about 5cm long. At first I thought it was a baby, but have since learned that it is a different species from the octopuses I usually find. The Midget Octopus only grows to about this size.
Normally very shy, this banded rail was unusually bold. It poked around at the edge of rushes and was relaxed as long as I didn't move.
Baby pukekos are active from the day they hatch. Adult birds feed them as well as showing them how to find their own food.
The praying mantis caught a bee and the German wasp arrived to share it. The wasp was persistent but the mantis chased it away before eating the whole bee itself.
This very fat weasel ran across in front of me only a few hundred metres from where the banded rails were feeding.
My intention with this page is to highlight one photo from each outing and tell its story in a couple of sentences. The subjects will vary - it will be whatever caught my eye or was most special on that day.