Category Archives: Miranda

November 5, 2015 … breeding plumage

On my way to lunch, I chose the route that gave me a view¬† of the harbour. Brown silt from the swollen Hutt River coloured the harbour and made Matiu/Somes and Mokopuna islands stand out. Suddenly, between them was a … Continue reading

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27 January, 2015 … almost done with the shorebirds

This was our second full day at Miranda.   Armed with yesterday’s experience, things should have gone better and to some extent they did. On the other hand, the wind ruffled the water, and there were less than half the … Continue reading

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January 26, 2015 … birder in paradise

Since yesterday was our first full day at the Shorebird Centre, there are no prizes for guessing what today’s blog is about. The time to see the most birds at Miranda is within a window two hours either side of … Continue reading

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25 January, 2015 … a long haul to a golden end

Here we are in Miranda, on the Firth of Thames.   It’s a long haul from Wellington on one of the hottest days of the year. It seems that summer has arrived over the whole country in one extravagant hit. … Continue reading

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