05 October 2016

Pied stilt at Pauatahanui

At Pauatahanui Inlet we stopped to investigate the bird hide. I'd driven past many times and had often thought about stopping, but something always seemed more urgent. This time, with no hurry to get back to the valley, the temptation was too much. It proved worthwhile, with good views of pied stilts, grey teal, and several other kinds of waterbirds. 

[1/200 sec at f4, ISO 250]

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Zhoen said...

Ah, yes, much better. Bird working methodically, serene intensity.

pohanginapete said...

Thanks Zhoen. These birds were working exactly how you describe. On the go constantly, making sure they snapped up every opportunity for a morsel.

Lisa Emerson said...

Oh, a perfect moment. And such amazing colours!

pohanginapete said...

Lisa, because these are difficult to get close to, it's hard to get a chance to appreciate those colours.