Saw about 50-60 bottlenose dolphins not far from tiritiri matangi island.
female with 6 ducklings on western springs lake.
sunbathing in grass at western springs park.
Although a lot of birds were at the egg and chick stage this looked like a courtship display - even to the presenting of nesting material.
parent bird on nest looking after egg.
Bee collecting pollen from the pohutakawa flowers in the carpark at the gannet colony.
Native bee collecting pollen from the pohutakawa flowers in the carpark at the gannet colony. Very small bees - easy to mistake for flies.
Queen Anne's lace the pink version growing wild.
small tidal estuary with mangroves - stilts feeding in the shallows.
Tui feeding on the last of the flax flowers.
was surprised to see this pair of brown teal in a small pond very close to my friends house. looks like a male and female to me.
Tahuna Torea Reserve. White-faced heron in the grass by one of the small fresh water ponds.
honey bee collecting pollen.
female blackbird perched in grapefruit tree.
bee collecting pollen on red flowers in garden. Sorry, dont know what the plant is.
Inside flying around then settled on fridge. Need help - have no idea what the moth is. Smallish but not tiny - was 2cm at widest part and 2 cm long. What caught my eye was the "tunnell" over its head.
Not 100% sure I've got the identificaton right - but thought the wings were too rounded to be an eagle ray. There was one ray when I arrived and there must have been 4 or 5 by the time I left.
Difficult to be exact as they were very active. Pier Z at westhaven Marina - The spot where the fishing charters clean their fish attracts various wildlife.
Pier Z at westhaven Marina - The spot where the fishing charters clean their fish attracts various wildlife. Juvenile red-billed gull fishing for scraps.
Pier Z at westhaven Marina - The spot where the fishing charters clean their fish attracts various wildlife. Two pied shags scavenging fish scraps.
fantail flitting about in the grapefruit tree.
silvereyes feeding on the seeds of the brazilian plume flower in the garden.
Wattle moth inside the house.
silvereyes feeding on the brazilian plume flower in the garden.
was excited to see this yellow admiral. Normally only get whites and monarchs in the garden. In fact have lived here 16 years and this is only the second admiral I've seen. The other one was the red admiral.
Still some mating at the gannet colony - though there are def some eggs there already
Full house at the gannet colony - looks like a bit of a territorial dispute here.