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Sunday, December 17, 2017

ROCK DOVE OR FERAL PIGEON, WAIKIKI, OAHU, HAWAII



DIAMOND HEAD VIEW FROM WAIKIKI, OAHU, HAWAII, 11/11/2017




SOUTHLAND MUSEUM & ART GALLERY & TUATARA EXHIBIT, INVERCARGILL, SOUTH ISLAND, NEW ZEALAND, 11/10/2017












SHIP OFFLOADING BAUXITE TO SMELTER, INVERCARGILL, SOUTH ISLAND, NEW ZEALAND






SHARON & GEORGE AT STEWART POINT, BLUFF, SOUTH ISLAND, NEW ZEALAND, 11/10/2017







RAINBOW FROM "STEWART ISLAND EXPERIENCE ", STEWART ISLAND TO BLUFF,NEW ZEALAND, 11/10/2017





WEKA, ULVA ISLAND, NEW ZEALAND, 11/9/2017


TOMTIT, ULVA ISLAND, NEW ZEALAND, 11/9/2017

   We can ID the bird in the first photo as a male of the South Island Tomtit subspecies of the Tomtit by its small size, location on Ulva Island, all-black head and neck, black upperparts with a white bar on each wing, yellowish underparts, black bill and black legs with orange-brown feet.  The female South Island Tomtit is in the next three photos.
   The Tomtit is a new species to our Photographic Life List, which now stands at 763.

   






Wednesday, December 13, 2017

ALBATROSSES WAITING & FIGHTING FOR FISH, PATERSON INLET, STEWART ISLAND, NEW ZEALAND

   These Albatrosses were attracted by the fish thrown overboard by the captain of our boat.  It also attracted many other birds.  The Albatrosses waited for the fish to be thrown and would sometimes fight over them.











RED-BILLED GULL OR SILVER GULL IN FLIGHT, PATERSON INLET, STEWART ISLAND, NEW ZEALAND