Here are a few that did get through the sift:
We visited Tiritiri Matangi Island where intensive conservation work, including replanting of native bush and reintroductions of native (mainly endemic) birds species has yielded fabulous results. The birds seen included: bellbirds, redcrowned parakeets, north-island robin, whiteheads, stitchbird, saddleback, tahaka and the ubiquitous tui. They were all very confiding and frankly rather noisy. We all quickly learnt their calls and names. It was an excellent experience and well worth the cost.
|Waders with pied stilt in foreground|