Monday, February 11, 2013


If you like huge landscapes and birds this is a great place to visit. It was all new to me and a friend had promised that I would really enjoy this landscape. How right she was. We virtually had the island to ourselves apart from a few thousand birds that began foraging as the tide went out. We saw godwit, turnstone, Caspian tern, little tern, whimbrel, South Island pied  oystercatcher, white- fronted tern. later we were joined by two other birders  and we had an enjoyable time comparing notes. Pat had a scope and that was very useful as we were not quite so well equipped that day due to some repair work on scopes and binoculars.

It's a beautiful landscape and I look forward to returning soon