Stunning photos on Sunday

The little point and shoot camera has minimal zoom capacity but very little was needed today as first this Kea and then this Keruru obliged by coming very close to me. An absolute thrill to experience on a hot summer’s day.

Kea or NZ Native Parrot at Nga Manu sanctuary, Waikane

Kea or NZ Native Parrot at Nga Manu sanctuary, Waikane

Keruru of NZ Wood Pigeon at Nga Manu Sanctuary, Waikane

Keruru or NZ Wood Pigeon at Nga Manu Sanctuary, Waikane

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14 thoughts on “Stunning photos on Sunday

    1. ordinarygood Post author

      Thank you Juliet. It flew on to a hand rail less than a metre from where I was sitting in the aviary today. More importantly it did not fly away until I had the image. It was such a thrill. It was a large, well fed Keruru.

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    1. ordinarygood Post author

      They are magnificent and this one was quite happy to rest so close to us. When they move and fly they sound as if they are dressed in fine silks and taffetas with the swooshing noise they make. They are rather like matronly women in period costume in that regard. Front on they look as if they are wearing fleecy overalls. We sat and watched them for a good while:-)

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      1. ordinarygood Post author

        That is when they remind me of matronly women in silks and taffeta’s. I wonder if they have a wing notch like the Tui has that makes flight noisy. The Keruru’s wingbeat is certainly recognisable:-))

      2. ordinarygood Post author

        The Keruru apparently has rounded wings to allow for movement through branches as they forage for food. The unique flight noise is simply a result of their size and wing beat pattern it would seem.

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