This blog is for family and friends, to share my feelings and photos with and for myself, to support my fading memory and improve my Japanese. I intend to do some writing in kanji, but am not getting very far without a Japanese computer. So for the moment I say "konnichi wa". Aisatsu dake - just saying hello.

Tuesday, 31 January 2012

New Zealand 9

One early morning we drove to Ngurunguru. While Jaap ran a few km, I strolled along the beach.

Greenshanks, waiting for the sun to rise.

With their slightly up-curved bills they seem to look the same as ours

Paradise Shellducks flying overhead

Also on the beach: this bird that acts like a wagtail: New Zealand Pipit?

One of many wild flowers: Foxglove

On farmland at Kiripaka: Feral Geese and a Muscovian Duck

More ducks, in the town basin of Whangarei. I took this photo for the light on a bright sunny day. The ducks just happened to be there.

a nose-diving Welcome Swallow; nice name

An outburst of color in an all green Glenbervie Forest: Eastern Rosella

Beach kill: Left a shearwater, right a Little Blue Penguin.
What did they die of? Old age?
Too bad I could not see them alive.

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