A year ago today (sort of)
A year ago today (going by the calendar and ignoring the time difference between Texas and New Zealand) I visited the gannet colony at Muriwai, which is on the west coast of the North Island.
The first picture includes only two gannets. Mostly you see lots of flax plants, Phormium tenax, surrounding an observation platform jammed with tourists who seemed to be staring as much at each other as at the birds. I had to wait a while for an open space at the rail, but eventually I was able to get some photographs of the gannets down below:
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