12/1/16

Some NZ birds for you

English goldfinch, one of the large group around the house.

Hubby took this fantastic shot of a wood pigeon.

I'm always trying to get a shot of the NZ hawks on our road trips.

Wood pigeons

We have a kingfisher that hangs out on the wires at the house but there has only been one time when I've seen two together.

This NZ hawk was interested in the water in the ditch beside the road.

Wild yellowhammers--I prefer to call them spanaries (sparrow + canary).

Shag/cormorant 

Tuis


18 comments:

Linda W. said...

Great collection of bird photos! I like the action shots!

jeannettestgermain said...

All great captures, Betty! Love the one your hubby took and the one of the couple - stunning and unusual capture!

manali - himachal pradesh said...

lovely birds.

Claudia said...

Tahnk you for lovely pictures form the birds in your country!
Happy week to you,
Hugs, Claudia

Margaret Adamson said...

I wonderful variety of birds in this post Betty

Handmade in Israel said...

Beautiful birds! I love the Wood Pigeons against the blue sky.

bill burke said...

Those birds are beautiful.

John said...

Nice to see different birds

Sharon Wagner said...

The wood pigeons are pretty little critters. Nice bird series from your neck of the woods.

Amy at love made my home said...

Wonderful photos!

NatureFootstep said...

the Goldfinch and the Yellowhammer is the same as we have. Bot are beautiful ones. Love the hawk and doves. :)

Liz Needle said...

great set of photos. We get the goldfinches here too, though not often these days. I think the pigeaons are very handsome.

Rambling Woods said...

Oh my gosh.... wonderfully colorful birds... Michelle

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

you guys have the best birds ever you know! I am jealous. love the word apanaries -- and it seems totally right.

Kaja said...

Some familiar birds for me, and some less familiar but all such good shots. I particularly love the wood pigeons, in flight and on the tree.

~ Dixie said...

Such a delight to see birds from your area. They are beautiful.
Thank you so much!

krislovesfabric said...

What beautiful pictures of birds, you inspire me to keep trying to get a picture of the bald eagle I have seen a couple times in our area :)

Soma @ whimsandfancies.com said...

Such variety and so beautiful!

Thank you so much for linking up on Wandering Camera!
-Soma