MY BEST BIRD PICTURES OF THE TRIP. TAKEN WITH SONY DSC-P1 DIGITAL CAMERA, OR DIGITAL THRU SCOPE (S), or OFF OF VIDEO (V):

 

North Island New Zealand Robin, on Tiri Tiri Matangi

 

Stitchbird. Tiri Tiri Matangi, North Island (V).

 

A Gannet, cruising in for a landing. Murawai Beach, northwest of Auckland.

 

Rock of Solid Gannet. Murawai Beach, North Island

 

An Australian Black Swan closeup. Wanganui, North Island.

 

White-faced Heron, Foxton Beach, North Island.

 

A pair a' Paradise Shelducks. Nga Manu Sanctuary, North Island

 

Pukeko pair take "flight" -- all of about four feet. Nga Manu Sanctuary, North Island.

 

Red-billed Gull. Cape Foulwind, West Coast, South Island.

 

South Island Tomtit

 

Kea Deciding Which Part of Motorhome to Attack Next. Homer Tunnel.

 

Kaka (forest parrot). Stewart Island Lodge, Stewart Island.

 

Stewart Island Kiwi. Ocean Beach, Stewart Island (V).

 

Yellow-eyed Penguin. Penguin Beach, Tairoa Head, Otago Peninsula, South Island (S).

 

Blue Penguins. Beside the Road at night. Tairoa Head, Otago Peninsula, South Island (V).

 

Cape Barren Goose, St. Anne's Lagoon, South Island (S).

 

Dabchick Pair, Lake Taupo, North Island, Southern End (S).

 

Marsh Crake. Ngarato Lake. North Island (V).

 

Spotless Crake. Ngarato Lake. North Island (V).

 

"Check out these colors," says a Kea in a Kiwi House, Otorahanga, North Island.

 

Kingfisher in Kiwi House, Otorahanga, North Island.

 

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