Top photo, colour at rest. Bottom photo, four seconds later. This octopus accepted food from me each day but didn't interact further. It always grabbed at the GoPro camera with what seemed more like aggression than curiosity so after a couple of days I stopped using it. The missing arm might go some way to explaining it's overall tension.
The group of mixed pied and little shags seemed to greet the royal spoonbill. About five more spoonbills arrived to share the roost with the shags. The structure is a maimai - a hide used by duck hunters during the game-bird season that starts the first week of May.
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.