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  • Lilith __, in reply to JacksonP,

    Gareth's skua seems not to be there, although its caption is.

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3470 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca, in reply to JacksonP,

    Cheers
    Jackson

    I'd hate to be in your shoes . You have a hard task to choose any of this thread. So many beautiful birds.Whilst up North a friend gave me 5 books on NZ Native Birds to read. Fascinating information. I then had to give them back and now I know that I definitely want a bird book for Xmas. I am going to get the Tree one too. Good luck Jackson !

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6349 posts Report Reply

  • bsd1, in reply to JacksonP,

    bsd1 = the username assigned to me at Waikato University back in 1993, and I've stuck with it ;)

    Porirua • Since Sep 2012 • 2 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP, in reply to Lilith __,

    Gareth’s skua seems not to be there, although its caption is.

    Have fixed the caption problem. Had decided on the wonderful Kea pairing for Gareth's photo, so the Skua flew away. ;-)

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2160 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca, in reply to JacksonP,

    You could do a 1st 2nd and 3rd Jackson ;)

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6349 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP, in reply to Sofie Bribiesca,

    You could do a 1st 2nd and 3rd Jackson ;)

    But I only have one prize!

    Maybe I'll use the Internet List Randomizer. Or something. ;-)

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2160 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca, in reply to JacksonP,

    I’m just trying to ease your pain :)
    Ask him to do 3 for the price of 1. A postcard size even

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6349 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __,

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    Not a native, and not a great photo, but I’m so chuffed to unexpectedly come face-to-face with one of these in my own garden! And it waited while I ran in for my camera, too. :-) Quite a fatty. Hoping my cat doesn’t see it.

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3470 posts Report Reply

  • Islander, in reply to Lilith __,

    I saw some of the last NZ quail waaay back in the early 1950s...v. different-looking birds-

    Big O, Mahitahi, Te Wahi … • Since Feb 2007 • 5643 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __, in reply to Islander,

    I saw some of the last NZ quail waaay back in the early 1950s…v. different-looking birds-

    Really, where? I know they existed but I've never even seen a picture of one.

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3470 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca,

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    Does anyone know what these birds are that are really timid and will not let me close hence the bad pic??

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6349 posts Report Reply

  • Nora Leggs, in reply to Sofie Bribiesca,

    Does anyone know what these birds are

    Aren't they the same quails as in Liliths photo? : )

    Auckland • Since Dec 2011 • 2337 posts Report Reply

  • Islander, in reply to Lilith __,

    Really, where? I know they existed but I’ve never even seen a picture of one.

    In Canterbury (yes, largish area) and I remember it because the family member who called us all out to see the 5 birds (2 adults, 3 nearly-grown chicks) said, "You wont see these again." He knew his native birds...and the words were very strange to a 5 yr. old.
    Buller's" Birds of NZ", and "Extinct Birds of NZ"(author/s/illustrator forgotten momentarily) have good pics. I'm away from home so cant direct you to pages et al. Weekend!

    Big O, Mahitahi, Te Wahi … • Since Feb 2007 • 5643 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca, in reply to Nora Leggs,

    Oh, but hers isn’t brown? I never noticed the headgear. I guess they are but are younger. Doh!

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6349 posts Report Reply

  • Jos,

    New Zealand Birds has this

    http://www.nzbirds.com/birds/koreke.html

    Whakatane • Since Jan 2012 • 869 posts Report Reply

  • Joe Wylie, in reply to Sofie Bribiesca,

    Great pics Sofie & Lilith. With that distinctive headgear on the adults they have to be California quail. I remember a male hanging around some farmyard ducklings when I was a kid, as if he badly wanted to be involved. As rearing quail young is apparently a family affair I wondered if he was the survivor of some tragedy.

    flat earth • Since Jan 2007 • 3597 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP,

    Righto then, the Bird of the Year has been decided. In case you missed it, it was… going to be announced at 6.30pm tonight. I guess on the news.

    I’ll get my own decision out of the way early.

    It was, as Sofie suggested, a difficult decision. So I wimped out and got my kids to make it for me.

    1st prize: Gareth for the two Kea. Seems this stood out for all ages.

    2nd prize: Hang on, there wasn’t supposed to be a second prize…
    Oh well.

    2nd prize: Jeremy Gray for the penguin rescue (Miss 10 approves)

    3rd prize: David Hood. (We picked the Kaka, but there were several possibilities)

    First, as mentioned, is your choice of a print from Sam Clark’s collection of New Zealand birds. You can choose either A4 or A3.

    2nd and 3rd will be a set of three cards by Sam, as described on his website.

    If your emails are there, I’ll get in touch, or please send through delivery details in the reply to address.

    Thanks everyone for all the posts.

    Capture away…

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2160 posts Report Reply

  • Jos,

    Good one for gifting Sam's prints, us Whakatane boys need to stick together eh Jac! ;)

    Whakatane • Since Jan 2012 • 869 posts Report Reply

  • Mike Dickison, in reply to Islander,

    Seeing NZ Quail in the 1950s would be takahe-rediscovery-level amazing, as they went extinct in Canterbury about 1875. But there aren't many other candidates apart from California Quail: Australian brown quail are only in the North Island, chukor are big, partridges I think were not introduced until later. So it's a puzzle.

    Since Feb 2010 • 12 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP, in reply to Jos,

    Good one for gifting Sam’s prints, us Whakatane boys need to stick together eh Jac! ;)

    Yep. Although we seem to be replicating quite well. We're everywhere, man! It's like half the people I know come from down that way. Something in the water? ;-)

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2160 posts Report Reply

  • Islander, in reply to Mike Dickison,

    Kia ora Mike - I didnt realise just what we'd seen - except they were koreke*- until many many years later. My 3 siblings of that time were then way too young to remember, and my cousin(Kai Tahu side) and my father, who was with us, are long dead.
    It was an area of Canterbury that hadnt been burnt over (which is probably significant.) Pity portable cameras werent then generally available - but not even the 2 adults would've thought of them, then-

    *I absorbed Maori words better than any sponge does water - then-

    Big O, Mahitahi, Te Wahi … • Since Feb 2007 • 5643 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca,

    The Falcon deserves the recognition. BOTY Falcon! :)
    But many others too.

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6349 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca, in reply to Islander,

    *I absorbed Maori words better than any sponge does water – then-

    ....,now

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6349 posts Report Reply

  • Gareth,

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    I am deeply chuffed. Choughed? (Not natives). Thanks JP. I shall look through the prints and let you know. Meanwhile, here's those kea posed somewhat differently (this one used to be my favourite of the series)...

    Bucolic in the backblocks… • Since Jan 2008 • 202 posts Report Reply

  • David Hood, in reply to JacksonP,

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    3rd prize

    Woot!
    Here is a pair of photos that were taken through plants in a hurry, at a distance, with the camera on burst mode. They are rather cropped. They could as easily have gone in the Spring thread as they were taken in Sept 09.

    Dunedin • Since May 2007 • 905 posts Report Reply

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