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Squirrel Appreciation Day
During a recent trip in America I was lucky enough to encounter a variety of squirrels in many of the places I went. These creatures are always a favourite of mine to look out for overseas, particularly since we don't have any at home.    I am always captiv...

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A day at the beach
This summer has been one for the record books.  We have had an amazing three months of mostly fabulous weather and limited wind, something of a rarity for Wellington. This has meant many beach days and fish n' chip nights.  On a recent evening down there I ...

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Setting the Sun on 2015
As the clock nears midnight here in New Zealand it is time to say goodbye to another year gone. It has been a year of great change and one where my blog has been severely neglected. However, as the sun rises tomorrow on a new year and 2016 starts there will...

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Lake Lovers
On a recent trip to Taupo I took in some of the local bird life. There is a reasonable number of black swans that appear to call the lake home and most seem to spend there time upside down finding food at the bottom of the lake. Due to the crystal clear wat...

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The Moon and His Friends
For the past month and a bit we have had a very interesting night sky in New Zealand. In late June we saw the appearance of the Bethlehem star for the first time in 2000 years. This occurs when Jupiter and Venus appear to overlap from the earth's perspectiv...

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Sealing around the Shore
About a month ago I went for a wonder around Red Rocks, are area on the Southern coast of Wellington. From April/May - Augustish male seals come ashore here. This bachelor colony represents the rejected males that failed to find females for the breeding sea...

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Bloated Blue Bottles
Last weekend while out discovering the southern coast of Wellington I happened across these blue bottles, presumably washed ashore during the massive swell during the week. Bluebottles are also known as Portuguese Man of Wars and can inflict a nasty sting w...

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Posturing Pelican


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Autumn Wonders
 
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