north island robin
Now fledged and able to fly, this blackbird has survived the high risk period after coming out of the next.
cabbage tree moth
the work begins
On the next visit to the white-fronted tern colony there was now a hatchling at one of the nests. I watched it being fed, then the parents changed roles and the sitting bird flew off, leaving its mate with the chick.
The pond has goldfish in it - hence the fence to keep paws out. Simba loves to watch them swim around even though they are safely out of reach.
the serenity of falling water
catching a mussel
Variable oystercatchers seem to prefer mussels, although that may be down to them being easier to open. This one cleaned out every last morsel from the shell.
three in a row
An adult black-backed gull flanked by two immature black backed gulls. The mottled brown youngsters get progressively lighter with each moult until they achieve their adult black and white plumage at three years.
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.