Day 20 of our Visit to Australia and New Zealand

December 29th, 2011

On Moturoa, New Zealand


     

  

     
Calling and scanning for fantails. Carol has an effective system of a glass bottle and a strofoam peanut. It really draws them in. Last picture shows an example of the trail markers around the island.
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Some family pictures.
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Walking back.
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Our tray of beach treasures. The little "rams horns" in the center are from a cephalopod named Spirula spirula or ram's horn squid. This structure helps them control buoyancy. (see wiki.)
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Here Carol is showing us a dead kiwi. When a dead bird of a rare species, such as a kiwi, blue penguin or gannet, appears on the island, Carol and CJ are notified and examime the bird. Carol is showing us the vestigial remnants of the wing. (see Wiki)
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Relaxing on our last evening on the island.
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