I WAS REALLY looking forward to this fieldtrip as it was somewhere
I had not been before and there were birds there that I had not photographed before.
Our guide on the bus gave us lots of advice on where to go within the ecosanctuary
and on arrival the staff also briefed us on the places to go as well as providing us with maps Toya Heatley APSNZ.
I prefer to be away from the crowds when I am photographing birds,
so went in the opposite direction to the rest of the photographers on the trip.
Admittedly I might have missed out on the fernbirds ลาวสามัคคี วีไอพี
and some other species that I have not yet photographed, but it worked for me.
I found a lovely little South Island tomtit that was happy to pose for me.
It stayed around for about 10 minutes jumping from tree to tree before disappearing back into the bush Toya Heatley APSNZ.
I wandered around some of the other tracks where I found the South Island kaka but eventually went back to that first spot where the tomtit was.
This time it was the tui and the bellbird putting on the show at a feeder that was constantly dripping sugar water.
I was amused at how they were trying to empty the droplets before they fell. It became a challenge to capture the birds with the droplets, and then with their tongues actually in the droplets.
I really enjoyed the trip and could happily have spent the whole day there. I will do my best to get back there again sometime in the future.
I would like to thank the Convention team for putting on this fieldtrip as it was one of the highlights for me.
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