Bill and Mabel's New Zealand Adventures travel blog

Tongariro River Walkway was One of the Sites We Saw the Blue...

Standing on the Chain Bridge at the Tongariro River Walkway

Waikato Falls and Rangipo Outfall (Dam)

Looking for Blue Duck at the Waikato Falls and Rangipo Outfall

If you Look Very Carefully, You can see a Blue Duck, Flying...

Redpoll

Steam Vents from Volcanic Area

Sign for Mahuia Rapids Where We Ate Lunch

Mahuia Rapids

Butterfly (Red Admiral?)


Today was devoted to searching for the Blue Duck. Found only in New Zealand, the population is estimated to be 1,200. Loss of habitat and mammal predators have been the causes for their decline. We searched several sites where they have been see in the past and were only able to see one at two sites.



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