8/11/14

animal encounters

This is a wild ruru (native owl also called morepork) that Hubby captured at Owlcatraz. You can read more about that park on my other blog by clicking here. It was quite exciting to see since we can hear them at night but have never seen one.




The cockatoo is Joey, greeter at Owlcatraz. I don't know what kind of birds these little guys are--they were at Owlcatraz, too. 
The peacocks were part of a larger wild bunch on the side of the road.


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17 comments:

Claudya Martinez said...

I'm cracking up at the name, Owlcatraz. Love all the wonderful animals.

Romi C said...

The photos of the birds and the sheep are great!


Romi @ Letters from the Land of Cherry Blossoms

Roan said...

They are all great bird shots. I can't imagine peacocks along the road. We only see them in zoos and captivity.

Amy said...

love the photos. apparently peacocks are classed as a pest which is a pity because they're so pretty.

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

"Owlcatraz" is a wonderful name but I hope the inmates are not so desperate to escape. The Ruru certainly looks very contented in its surroundings. A nice collage of shots too.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Doing it's best not to be seen yet (tucking the beak and closing the eyes makes the world go away. I know. I tried it...

The unnamed look to be a form of finch (or maybe a bunting type), but not one I am familiar with. Maybe Owlcatraz wardens weren't either, if no name plate provided! YAM xx

Ela said...

Really gorgeous creatures !
Great shots !

Anni said...

Incredible!!! Such a wonderful array of birds you've shared. Thanks for linking up this weekend at the Bird D'Pot.

you-wee because said...

Are there cockatoos living in the wild of NZ as well? We here in Germany only know them from zoos or bird cages... ;-(
Enjoy a great new week,
regards from Germany,
Uwe-

marshaleith said...

love the sheep!!!
Lovely photos of all the birds too...

Marie said...

Owlcatraz...what a great name for a park! Love the owl, the other birds and especially those sweet lambs! Looks like a great place to go.

Lisa Gordon said...

What a handsome fella Joey is! I have an Umbrella Cockatoo, named Riley. He is such a sweetheart.

Gunilla Bäck said...

Wonderful critters all of them!

Gail Dixon said...

The wild ruru is so cute!! Lovely assortment of birds you have here.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Love the little owl and all the birds and am laughing at the creative name for the faciilitiy.

pattisjarrett said...

That is a great name --Owlcatraz. The ruru is a pretty owl. Those are some woolly sheep!

BLOGitse said...

bä-äääää - that's what lambs say in Finland :) I love lambs. If I could I would love to have a couple of them...to cut the lawn :)

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