up and away
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.
follow the leader
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.
not a great sight
This very fat weasel ran across in front of me only a few hundred metres from where the banded rails were feeding.
mallard/grey duck hybrid
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.
spur-winged plover feeding
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.
This page highlights one photo from each outing. The subjects will vary - it will be whatever caught my eye or was most special on that day.