Sunday, June 1, 2014

Banded Dotterels-where are you?

I need some high resolution shots of Banded dotterels for an interpretive sign we are putting together for Shoal Bay. The design of this is going well, with Forest and Bird input and I have taken all the bird and habitat photos except a BD. The Miranda coastline seemed a good place to start and sure enough there are 50 at Miranda but way too far away for me to photograph. Pity because the lighting was just stunning.

Its a beautiful coastline between Kawakawa Bay and Miranda. With several Regional Reserves.  Had to have a look at the newest  just above Kawakawa bay on the Clevedon side.  Waitawa  shows great promise with superb views across the water. The slopes have had all their trees felled and I guess there will be a huge native tree planting project beginning soon.