In November 2012 I met the builder of the shelter and sign quite by chance when I again visited that coast. I had just photographed a dotterel carrying a dead chick and showed this photo to Eliane who was also watching birds through her scope on this beach.
We have enjoyed many shared fun walks and kayaking adventures on both coastlines. Today we are back on the East coast.
Well here we are again and its another 'dotterel day' enjoying these birds and this one below already in breeding plumage and resting on one leg. With the evening light there are always interesting tracks to look at and here you can see this birds one leg hop turn into a two leg hop.
|Dotterels and Hauturu Island in the late afternoon light|
|Dotterel already in breeding plumage|
|One foot hop turns to two foot hop|
In the forest there are fly agaric below the pine trees. I am always surprised that these are so much smaller than the dinner plate sized ones I was used to in the UK. Maybe this is something to do with the climate
|Evening light in the forest with the trapping gear.|
|Evening light on Muehlenbeckia in the forest|