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The New Zealand Dotterel

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Dotterel

 

I’ve had a fair bit of luck photographing native birds lately. This is the New Zealand Dotterel, highly endangered with a mere 1700 birds still wading the the shoreline in the wild. They nest in the sand, leaving their eggs and young vulnerable to all the intruders that have taken up residency in this country from rats and stoats to cats and dogs and people wandering across the sand…

So a real delight to spot this beauty on Pakiri Beach on the east coast about an hour north of Auckland this past weekend. She was happy to stop and pose for pictures.

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Written by Titirangi Storyteller

06/02/2013 at 11:53 pm

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