The teenager of the bird world, Chthoniid.
Last time we saw them was at the Karori Wildlife Sanctuary,
where our guide reckoned they made it worthwhile coming to
work just to see their antics around the feeding station.
That’s very fortunate I’ve noticed they are pretty keen to try their luck at times. One spent some time exploring my boots with its beak while I was photographing some others- and I was wearing the boots at the time.
This was taken at Puhaka, they’re a popular sight. But if you want to see them acting naturally it’s best to avoid the feeding stations.
Coffee today has been some very pleasant espressos
Thanks- yeah, there’s not a lot of native birds that have retained brighter hues. The kaka does it well.
Taken with my D3100 and 70-300 f/4.5-5.6 lens. This after I dropped the camera on hard rock, cracking the LCD. Being the entry level Nikon, you need the LCD for a lot of control! Fortunately. I had it on decent focus settings I could still use it…
I think it’s an egret.
Now got a D7000 but haven’t managed a picture in this league yet!
PS NT is great, but great espresso can be hard to find….