A new challenge in life

A few months ago I was surprised to learn I’d been appointed to the Otago Conservation Board, a statutory body. This had quite a flow to it so I decided it must have meant to be! The first thought I had was “goodness, Otago is a really large and diverse place”. For it spans east… Continue reading A new challenge in life

Rogue weather for a roadie from Central Otago to the Mckenzie Basin and back again via Dunedin – Wanaka Images and Photography

Up until a couple off months ago I’d not done much in the way of New Zealand native bird photography for awhile, so wanting to visit relatives on the east coast starting from Timaru then proceeding through Oamaru to Dunedin and as I’ve done before I hatched a plan to visit favourite inland places that… Continue reading Rogue weather for a roadie from Central Otago to the Mckenzie Basin and back again via Dunedin – Wanaka Images and Photography

Birds call out 1080 silent forest claim – courtesy of Radio NZ

Forget the emotional 1080 debate I reckon – it’s a dead duck – the below opens up tremendous opportunities to save our native birds by allowing us to know more as to numbers and distribution. And something I learnt recently: our beech forests in the South Island and the kauri in North Island both rely… Continue reading Birds call out 1080 silent forest claim – courtesy of Radio NZ

‘Real community effort’ an owling success | Otago Daily Times Online News

The Ida Valley and the little town of Oturehua is one of my favourite places, so I was very thrilled to come across this nice story today… Four Ida Valley owls were once centimetres from disaster.Now, with the strength to fend for themselves, the birds have flown off into the wild.Yesterday the young little owls… Continue reading ‘Real community effort’ an owling success | Otago Daily Times Online News

Radio Interview with DOC’s Corey Mosen on Kea, and Ajax his Kea Conservation Dog 

Corey and his dog Ajax have stayed with me a few times at Aspiring Hut in Mt Aspiring National Park, and this morning on National Radio he was interviewed by Kim HIll, where he gives an excellent 15 min. interview about where we’re at in saving our incredibly intelligent, loveable and witty alpine parrot Hear… Continue reading Radio Interview with DOC’s Corey Mosen on Kea, and Ajax his Kea Conservation Dog