Yesterday we visited Ulva Island, near Oban and Stewart Island, the southernmost inhabited island of the New Zealand archipelago. Our bird guide Matt helped us find most of the birds that breed on the island, including rarities like the Stewart Island Shag (both phases), Kaka, Weka, Yellowhead, South Island Saddleback and South Island Robin. Heading out early evening toward the east side of the South Island toward Dunedin, you can see why New Zealand is called the Albatross capital of the world. More on this later, but already have seen five species of albatross! Amazing amount of pelagic birds!
With my new birding friend David:
For whatever reason, my Tumblr blog will not upload my panoramic photos taken on my iPhone, they’ll be posted on my FB page.