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Mar 02, 2021 12:08 |  #73006

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Wow.

Thank you...if that is a good "wow" :lol:




  
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Mar 02, 2021 12:31 |  #73007

Face-Off: The native Tui has a wonderful melodic song, and is marked by fabulous iridescent colours, but it is an extremely aggressive bird! Here two of them have a bit of confrontation over territory. The yellow on the top of the bird on the left is from pollen: the bird having dipped its nose into a native flax plant to get the nectar.


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Mar 02, 2021 12:48 |  #73008

brian_sp wrote in post #19202952 (external link)
Thank you...if that is a good "wow" :lol:

It ain't horrible. :lol:


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Mar 02, 2021 12:56 |  #73009

The extremely rare and endangered Takahe. They are native to NZ and normally live in open, marshy areas. There are perhaps 350 of them in the world. This pair is part of a breeding program in the open sanctuary of Tiritiri Matangi, in Auckland's Hauraki Gulf. They are bred in safe, monitored conditions and then released into the wild: mostly right down at the bottom of the South Island in Fiordland National Park. The deep valleys create separate biospheres where they can live in relative safety.


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Mar 02, 2021 13:10 |  #73010

Tower: Goose 01 permission to take off, Runway 04 is free for take off.

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Mar 02, 2021 13:25 |  #73011

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Tower: Goose 01 permission to take off, Runway 04 is free for take off.

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I like the way the image captures the running aspect of the feet of the bird as it gets airborne.


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Mar 02, 2021 13:31 |  #73012

A more relaxed image of the Tui, showing off it's lovely plumage and white wattles.


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Mar 02, 2021 14:13 |  #73013

Tufted Duck.

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Mar 02, 2021 14:28 |  #73014

Tronhard wrote in post #19202985 (external link)
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Very nice. I think the cleaner background shows the bird better than the shot with the two birds above. I felt like getting a little education, so I looked them up and was surprised to learn they are related to Fairy Wrens.


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Mar 02, 2021 14:34 |  #73015

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Tufted Duck.

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Are you sure about the ID?;-)a That's beautiful closeup. I don't think I've ever seen a picture with that much detail in the tuft feathers.


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Mar 02, 2021 15:07 |  #73016

Melissa6 wrote in post #19203000 (external link)
Tufted Duck.

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Hi Melissa...

What a wonderful closeup of this beautiful duck. Great work in controlling the blacks and whites.

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Mar 02, 2021 15:29 |  #73017

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This is really a beauty, Mark! So nice and sharp.

Thanks very much Mike!


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Mar 02, 2021 15:33 |  #73018

This is the NZ Native Wood Pigeon: The Kererū, Kūkū or Kūkupa
If birds were aircraft, then this would be the C-130 Hercules. They are very large and chunky birds that like to hang around in shaded areas near clearings. They almost fall off a branch to get going and as they get airspeed they sweep down and up again - very disconcerting if one is on a path in the bush-
Once going though, they motor through the bush, which can be hazardous to them and us. I have almost got clipped by them several times!


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I had a sad experience with one when on the Rakiura Great Walk, in NZ's Rakiura: Stewart Island. I was in a hut that had two large windows directly opposite one another, and a Kereru thought it was open space and flew into the window at full speed. There was an almighty crash and I thought the window had been broken, but not so. Outside the poor creature lay with its head at an odd angle. I dared not move it - if it was stunned it would recover, but if its neck was broken I could kill it. Sadly, it died after a couple of minutes and I stroked it gently as it passed. They mate for life and so we had the sad experience of hearing its mate call for it for many hours after.
I discovered from the ranger that this was not an uncommon occurrence, and I suggested they put a film on the windows that is clear when views from inside, but from the outside looks like dense foliage. That might save a few more bird lives...


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Mar 02, 2021 15:35 |  #73019

I spent a lot of time walking around last year with the 100-400 attached to an M6II. I'm just now getting around to looking through a lot of those images. In fact it was a very long time before I downloaded them off the card at all. I had forgotten actually catching this Brown thrasher doing something besides hiding behind a bunch of branches for a change. They're pretty birds but I haven't been able to photograph them a lot.

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Mar 02, 2021 16:27 |  #73020

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