Saturday, May 22, 2010

Day 142 Wood Pigeon

Occasionally we have 'one' Wood Pigeon (Kereru) visit us.
The Kereru is native to New Zealand and is an endangered species (hence the furore that was caused by some international tourists recently).

Today we had SEVEN!!!
They are the most amazing bird, they are huge 51cms (20 inches) long. You know when they are flying over you as their wings move quite slowly and make a noise like a helicopter in slow motion (Whooshing). They swoop quite low and with their large wing span can be quite intimidating.

None of my shots of several of the Kereru in a group were very good, so this was the best of the lot.

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