Monday, November 17, 2014


Busy weekend here there and everywhere including Orewa, Clevedon and today the East coast.

The weather is not looking good with rain forecast. Its looking damp and claggy out there.

And so we spent a wet day in the dunes sheltering under a rather large umbrella between some heavy downpours while watching the terns dive for fish in the river.

 After lunch it was brighter so later  we headed further up the coast to check out another nesting site and stayed until the evening.
 There were plenty of ladybirds in the dunes and at least two shinning cuckoos in the forest behind. The beach was quiet of nesting activity and it appears that there is a predator taking NZ dotterel eggs, probably a hawk.