There was a good range of birds. These shags were busy nesting and raising their young in the trees. Our elevated position on a river walk gave us a birds eye view.
I spotted a few of these Stilts whilst on a walk in a wetland area.
These birds didn't budge when we walked right by them on a deserted beach at Abel Tasman.
The Australian Black Swan is one of my favourites. There were a number of these in the harbour at Taupo.
There are quite a few flightless birds in New Zealand. This cheeky weka was intent on getting in our car. I suspect it was used to being fed which had sadly made it a bit of a nuisance.
The highlight for me was seeing this Yellow Eyed Penguin. I honestly thought we were going to leave New Zealand without seeing one. This juvenile was on the cliff at Curio Bay.
Tomorrow I shall move onto "fur".