A White Heron

Yesterday I saw my first white heron (Kotuku) for 2009. There is a population of about 6 of these majestic birds in Western Golden Bay. Published esitmates of the numbers of this highly endangered species range from 72 to 200. Each December, these normally solitary birds fly to Okarito on the West Coast of the South Island, where they congregate for breeding. They return in January / February.

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