Wednesday, January 24, 2018

'Leave nothing but footprints'

'Take nothing but photos'. Kayaking to the island was on the agenda to check traps and storm damage. Conditions were perfect after recent storms that had ripped sand dunes and shore line away eating away the coastline. Sand is no match however stabilised against high winds and strong waves.

Checking the motion detect camera
Sound equipment hopefully will still work
This turned into one of those really memorable days that I will tuck into my collection. The huge numbers of birds. South Island pied oystercatcher, Caspian tern, turnstones, Knots and bar-tailed godwit. As the tide came in the birds were up and flying looking for alternative places to roost after feeding on the shallows. It was an amazing sight, the remoteness adding to the wonder of it all.