Tuesday, 15 October 2013

The birds of the estuary

The rest of the residents at the estuary last week.



The Seagulls were all heading West, totally ignoring us and waiting for ...... something!?!


We checked out the famous Shag tree.  This is an old pine that has been half killed off by the birds that make their very haphazard nests in there.  They are breeding very well, and most of the nests had young ones in them.  


An adult Shag taking time out away from the breeding area.


A Canadian goose keeping an eye on me.


Where are these two off to?  I think someone is leading someone astray.






17 comments:

  1. Such gorgeous birds! You've captured them beautifully. :-) How I miss the birds of the north. I love living here in Australia, but I definitely don't get to see Canadian geese. Instead I have kookaburras, cockatoos, and lorikeets. :-)

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  2. haha, so clear and vivid, lovely shots.

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  3. What a nice series! I love the red on the gulls!

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  4. Beautiful birds! I also love the red on the gulls.

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  5. A great series of very interesting birds. Those shags have certainly made a mess of that tree!

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  6. I really love your Shags, they look so different than our usual Cormorants. Great birds and photos!

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  7. Looks like the sea gulls are waiting the arrival of some great news! :)
    You have a wonderful presentation today.

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  8. Those Shags are interesting, never heard of them. All of your photos are great.

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  9. Beautiful are the birds photos!
    Greetings, RW & SK

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  10. Lovely images, do you know what species of Gull they are? they look fantastic.

    Great post

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  11. Just googled my question - Red Billed Gulls

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  12. Enjoyed this! It prompted me to check what a Canada Goose is doing in NZ!?

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  13. Well they all look happy..and you are in spring so I would be smiling ear to ear too Jocee...Thank you for linking into this week's Nature Notes...Michelle

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