With a string of lovely sunny warm days summer seems early and the pohutukawa trees are already in flower along the coastline as if bringing forward the Christmas season.
I'm back on the East coast North of Auckland enjoying the wide open beach- scape's and wildlife. Today watching Caspian and Fairy Tern catch and deliver fish to their chosen mates.
Viewpoints are important for watching birds and birds can pick difficult places for us to observe and record. The fairy tern had chosen a site just beyond a sand dune topped with pingao grass. An adjustment of our lookout site had been essential.