Thursday, March 15, 2018

Time to play catch up

As many of you know by now, Jeanne and I have been out on the start of our round the world Adventure! After getting out of the freezing cold of Seattle, we caught a flight to Los Angels, then to Auckland, New Zealand. From there we immediately boarded a plane to Christchurch, New Zealand. We are going to have nearly 2 months to travel the two islands, so we have rented a small RV and hit the road. But not after a great visit with our family friend, Neville. Neville, it turns out, is a superb bird guide, incognito as a professor of Psychology at Canterbury University. He was an exceptional, and very patient host, not only picking us up at the airport, ferrying us all over the Christchurch area, but them dropping us off at the RV center. His knowledge of the history, both past and recent of the area, as well as the local wildlife are incredible.

While in Christchurch, I was able to add 32 new birds to my Life List, and here are  few of the photos I got.

The European Goldfinch

South Island New Zealand Robin

The Pied Fantail

The Sacred Kingfisher

And an early favorite of mine, the Silvereye

I will post several before we leave the camp site we are in right now, as we have some Wi-Fi!!


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