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.
It's what's under the surface that counts. This duck shows several grey duck features, but its legs are too orange, which means that it is definitely one of the very common mallard hybrids.
These birds are usually very shy but this one was right next to the campground so I was able to use the car as a hide.
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.