- #1711581BJBMemberMember since: October 16, 2007
Replies: 13416BJB February 15, 2019 at 2:39 pm
Don’t ever remember seeing those, when I lived down there. Only the Sign of the Takahe.
Sorry to read about you eyes, hope you get used to living with them.#1711648KuranuiMemberMember since: November 7, 2008
Replies: 4089Kuranui February 16, 2019 at 12:33 am
Was the sign of the Kiwi damaged in the earthquakes? I remember being violently car sick outside of it many years ago. It was so embarrasing as a bus load of tourists were watching me. I felt such an idiot!!
I don’t remember the Sign of the Bellbird, but there was the Sign of the Takahe.#1711650FruitBunsMemberMember since: August 2, 2009
Replies: 788FruitBuns February 16, 2019 at 8:19 am
The Sign of the Kiwi was damaged during the quakes and was closed for a time. The toilets remained open much to the relief of travelers.#1711652gypsyspirit February 16, 2019 at 8:54 am
The Sign of the Kiwi only reopened last year..
I have had a surprise family visit (totally unexpected) from Son & family who live in Queensland, so been a tad distracted. But yesterday we took the little one to Willowbank Wildlife Reserve…she loved it as is a true animal lover. Its true what they say about photographing kids & animals, but try doing both at same time and its even harder..neither was still long enough. But I did get a couple of birds to cooperated at least. This duck is obviously use to posing….lol…as is granddaughter.
Polly#1711655gypsyspirit February 16, 2019 at 8:56 am
see if you can guess the owner of this plumage
the tip is that it is definitely not the proud owner of next lot….
Polly#1711688vale019 February 16, 2019 at 1:23 pm
Fantastic photos Gypsy Spirit – gorgeous!!!! But have no idea about the plumage?????? 😀
Doogie- so very very sorry to hear about your eyes. Hopefully you can still share some of your photos with us.#1711689vale019 February 16, 2019 at 1:27 pm
I took these from our front garden back in 2009,#1711751gypsyspirit February 16, 2019 at 8:42 pm
lovely vale019..I presume sunset rather than sunrise.
Thanks for the comment….the plumage is that of a rather unusual turkey. 😀
Polly#1711758vale019 February 16, 2019 at 10:29 pm
Yes, it was sunset.
That plumage is quite beautiful seen up close – the way it is layered and the markings of each feather – gorgeous. You have a great eye for detail, Gypsyspirit.
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