Saturday, March 13, 2010

Hide 'n' Seek on Tiritiri Matangi

While hiking on Tiritiri Matangi island in the Hauraki Gulf I encountered a Bellbird who had no interest in being photographed. It was quite happily feeding on the berries of a Large Leafed Mahoe bush and would prefer to do so without an audience.

The Bellbird, or Korimako in it's Māori name, never did let me get a good shot of any more than it's neck and head.

Fortunately for me I later ran into several of it's cousins who had no such reservations.