Tuesday morning I went down to the Pauatahanui Wildlife Reserve to see what was visible from the bird watching hides. Spring is very much in the air with a mixture of territorial aggression and procreation visible in the behaviour of the bird life.

MG 4732Photo by Brendon & Keryn

It’s that time of year again for the pied stilts.

MG 4755Photo by Brendon & Keryn

“Go away!”

MG 4773Photo by Brendon & Keryn

“And don’t come back!”, this particular canada goose wasn’t welcome

I wandered to a few different hides and viewing points over the ponds and saw lots of interesting birds, it was nice to be walking in the cool air of morning while still getting warmth from the bright sun.

MG 4861Photo by Brendon & Keryn

A pied stilt flying in

MG 4909Photo by Brendon & Keryn

A paradise duck spring cleaning

MG 4944Photo by Brendon & Keryn

Yoga in the pool

I’ll have to go back in a few weeks and see if the place is full of new families.

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