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South Island Pied Oystercarcher … (SIPO)

Torea

Haematopus ostralegus finschi

Less common on Ulva, but seen often around the village and waterfront. Quite a gregarious bird they will often be seen in quite large flocks on the village waterfront waiting patiently for the tide to fall for feeding.  I’ve never seen a nest on Stewart Island, but they were common on my parents inland farm.

Size 130 mm

 

South Island Pied Oystercatchers

 

South Island Pied Oystercatchers

At Rest!!

 

South Island Pied Oystercatchers

 

South Island Pied Oystercatchers

Waiting for the tide to drop to start feeding

South Island Pied Oyster Catcher Calls


 

 

Sails Ashore and Kowhai Lane are Solar Powered

Sails Ashore now produces 100 % of our electrical needs, and have cut our non renewable heating fuel usage to around 20% of pre solar.
Kowhai Lane is "Grid Tied" and exports excess electricity to the local grid.
Both have significantly reduced our carbon footprint

 


 

Sails Ashore, Kowhai Lane & Sails Tours

11 View Street,
Stewart Island, 9846
NEW ZEALAND

+64 3 219 1151
Email: tait@sailsashore.co.nz
Web: www.sailsashore.co.nz


 

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