My First North Island Kokako (Callaeas cinerea)
This was the first bird I saw (apart from a kingfisher on the shoreline) on my first day on Tiritiri Matangi Open Sanctuary, so I was chuffed as this was my target bird on my Auckland trip. However I'm not quite happy with the light on the grey feathers. I didn't use flash for this one as it was near the coastline. I used flash on the two other occasions I saw kokako. For my overseas contacts - this bird is not often seen & this one is in the North Island only. They make the most…
The Great Journeys of New Zealand
Explore the beauty of New Zealand with one of our great journeys by train or ferry through the central plateau of the North Island, the spectacular Marlborough Sounds to the snow-capped mountains of the Southern Alps.