Bringing up Baby

Just one more irresistable photo of the Takahes… They are very tender with each other and share food. Here a parent feeds the chick the supplemental food provided for them. Somehow I missed this photo yesterday when I was posting. It’s actually a smallish crop (thank god for the full frame sensor on the 5DContinue reading “Bringing up Baby”

Takahe Chick & Parents

Took a long ferry ride out to Tiritiri Matangi, one of the islands in the Hauraki Gulf. It is a pest-free wildlife sanctuary that has had great success with numerous native birds, most notably the takahe, which was though to be extinct from 1898-1948 when a few mating pairs were discovered in Fiordland on theContinue reading “Takahe Chick & Parents”