This week's featured bird is the oystercatcher, courtesy of Simon Woolf.
"Pretty rapt to see a clutch of oystercatcher, chicks and their parents, on Wellington's coast tonight. The adult birds were back from last year, and have three young ones in tow.
The adult bird had just caught a worm and the competition was on, as to which bird would get a feed. The bird at the back is the runt, and was also the chick that was attacked by gulls.
It was also the chick that was not in any way defended by the parent birds, while the other two birds were well cared for. You certainly know which chick is the runt, when it runs only metres away from you, after being chased by a gull, and neither of the parent birds felt the inclination to attack me!
Life is cruel for a baby oystercatcher, however if you are the runt of the clutch, life is really hard!"
Hey Neighbourly folk, what do you think is going on here? Hint, it used to be an annual event.
It is not Friday but this is to introduce you to a new photographer, Andrew Gorrie. He lives in Kelson and takes most of his photographs from his deck. Andrew is an ex Stuff photographer.
His favourite subject is the magnificent tui
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