Thursday 29 September 2022 3:42pm
Roan Vasdev, Laboratory Technician
I have always had an interest in birds and spoonbills in particular due to their distinct bill and hair style. I wasn’t expecting to see any on a walk around the Island Park Reserve but was fortunate enough to come across a group of three. With my camera easily accessible, I snapped far too many photos and the wind was blowing in just the right direction for this particular shot.
This photo was taken on a trip to Zealandia in Wellington. Being an avid birder, I had always wanted to visit, and we were not disappointed by the diversity of wildlife we came across whilst walking around the ecosanctuary. By one of the feeders, the kakas were hopping around and I shot this cheeky looking one while it was looking straight at us.