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  • Lilith __, in reply to Biobbs,

    its nest on the McMurdo ice shelf

    Looks like Mars, Biobbs!

    [you Polar Explorer, you!]

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3894 posts Report Reply

  • David Hood,

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    Taken at Orokonui Ecosanctuary

    Dunedin • Since May 2007 • 1445 posts Report Reply

  • David Hood,

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    Taken in my mother's garden, Dunedin

    Dunedin • Since May 2007 • 1445 posts Report Reply

  • Gareth,

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    If the skua weren't the obvious bird for our times, I'd settle for the kotare/kingfisher... (this one flew into the kitchen window and knocked itself out).

    Bucolic in the backblocks… • Since Jan 2008 • 269 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP, in reply to bsd1,

    So many worthy birds but had to vote for the Karearea

    Thanks, and welcome bsd1 (I'm not trying to guess what that means). Wonderful shot.

    Some great early contenders here from David, Biobbs and Gareth too. Keep 'em coming.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2450 posts Report Reply

  • Gareth,

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    Kea in the coastal hills north of Kaikoura (above Shearwater Lodge: http://www.kaikourawilderness.co.nz/shearwater-lodge-accommodation.html )

    Bucolic in the backblocks… • Since Jan 2008 • 269 posts Report Reply

  • Gareth,

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    Shag under water...

    Bucolic in the backblocks… • Since Jan 2008 • 269 posts Report Reply

  • David Hood,

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    Albatross (and gull). Tairoa Head, Otago Penisula.

    Dunedin • Since May 2007 • 1445 posts Report Reply

  • David Hood,

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    Riroriro. Trotters Gorge, Otago.

    Dunedin • Since May 2007 • 1445 posts Report Reply

  • David Hood,

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    Kereru and Tui. Dunedin Botanic Gardens

    Dunedin • Since May 2007 • 1445 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca,

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    "Did someone mention Birds ?"

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6796 posts Report Reply

  • Gareth,

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    Mollymawk - should be on the list, because they're everywhere round the South Island

    Bucolic in the backblocks… • Since Jan 2008 • 269 posts Report Reply

  • Gareth,

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    Another reminder of why the skua should be bird of the year...

    Bucolic in the backblocks… • Since Jan 2008 • 269 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __, in reply to Gareth,

    Shag under water…

    Among many wonderful pictures, this one is extraordinary.

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3894 posts Report Reply

  • Gareth, in reply to Lilith __,

    They were diving under our boat (outer Sounds, last Feb). I love the distorted clarity of the thing, if you see what I mean...

    Bucolic in the backblocks… • Since Jan 2008 • 269 posts Report Reply

  • Pete Sime,

    I'm Team Kereru. It's always great to see pairs of them around Dunedin, weighing down overhead cables. Maybe I have an affinity for the overweight and sluggish.

    Dunedin • Since Apr 2008 • 171 posts Report Reply

  • David Hood, in reply to Pete Sime,

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    Maybe I have an affinity for the overweight and sluggish.

    Kereru can stretch if they want to (this is the same one as in the earlier photo)

    Dunedin • Since May 2007 • 1445 posts Report Reply

  • David Hood, in reply to Pete Sime,

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    It’s always great to see pairs of them around Dunedin

    There are a lot of them about Dunedin, I always have trouble thinking they are uncommon in other centres. This is probably my definitive Dunedin Kereru in Kowhai picture

    Dunedin • Since May 2007 • 1445 posts Report Reply

  • David Hood,

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    While not a great photo, this is the best picture I have ever gotten of a Piwakawaka in flight

    Dunedin • Since May 2007 • 1445 posts Report Reply

  • David Hood,

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    And a Tui glamour shot

    Dunedin • Since May 2007 • 1445 posts Report Reply

  • Kebabette,

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    There was a kea in our library yesterday.

    Christchurch • Since Feb 2007 • 221 posts Report Reply

  • Kebabette,

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    Beautiful plumage.

    Christchurch • Since Feb 2007 • 221 posts Report Reply

  • Joe Wylie, in reply to Kebabette,

    There was a kea in our library yesterday.

    Brilliant.
    Finally a proper kea to eclipse Kuki, the abominable Sesqui 1990 avian sasquatch or 'mascot'. Despite being described in its promo pack at the time as 'fun-loving' and 'cheeky', Kuki was the soulless spawn of consultants and event managers. Instructions for licensed operators of the Kuki costume stipulated that children must never see the kea impersonator partially suited. Presumably doing so would lead to one's kea license being revoked.

    True to the lingering Sesqui curse, Kuki items on TradeMe never sell.

    flat earth • Since Jan 2007 • 4593 posts Report Reply

  • Kebabette,

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    Nice one Joe!
    I bet Kuki wasn't allowed to do this ...

    Christchurch • Since Feb 2007 • 221 posts Report Reply

  • Kebabette,

    I should say too the photos came from a performance by Craig Smith at Central Library Tuam yesterday. He was awesome. His kea sidekick was named Kaha. More pics here.

    Christchurch • Since Feb 2007 • 221 posts Report Reply

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