Pukeko on the river

This landscape is the view looking west towards the coast near Te Kawau Point. As you can see the landscape is both picturesque and rugged in this north western area of the Coromandel peninsula. In the foreground is the Waiaro stream. If you look very closely you can see a small purple bird called a Pukeko stood in the shallow water. This is about as close as I could ever get to these native birds. My camera doesn’t have a long professional zoom lens and these birds are particularly nervous around people.

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