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The Miranda Coast

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My New Zealand friend Gail was waiting when (after a 24 hour flight) I got off the plane in Auckland. To catch the tide, we drove straight to he Miranda coast. Miranda is the home to both breeding New Zealand & wintering Arctic Shorebirds. With more time and better lighting, the photographic possibilities can be phenomenal. A month could easily be spent with the camera! However, blurry eyed from lack of sleep, I only had part of a single day myself to capture this remarkable place. From Miranda, we drove back to Auckland. Still, "bedtime" still didn't come for another 12 hours. That made it a grand total of 60 straight hours for me from bed to bed. As a friend back home later said, "You can always catch up on your sleep in the future when you get old."
Auckland
Auckland
BarTail Godwit
BarTail Godwit
Shells
Shells
Oyster Catcher Party
Oyster Catcher Party
White Face Heron
White Face Heron
Start of the Journey
Start of the Journey
Rising Tide
Rising Tide
New Zealand Shorebirds
New Zealand Shorebirds
Seabird Coast
Seabird Coast
 Black Back Gull
Black Back Gull
Egret-Kotuku The White Heron
Egret-Kotuku The White Heron
Above the Crowd
Above the Crowd
New Zealand Dotterel
New Zealand Dotterel
Black Back Gull
Black Back Gull
Important Place
Important Place
Wintering Godwits
Wintering Godwits
Birds of Miranda
Birds of Miranda
In the Water
In the Water
Busy
Busy
New Zealand Summer
New Zealand Summer
History
History
Piebald Stilt
Piebald Stilt
One in Every Crowd
One in Every Crowd
White Faced Heron
White Faced Heron
Long Legs
Long Legs
Synchronized
Synchronized
Pied Oyster Catchers
Pied Oyster Catchers
Under Foot
Under Foot
Sharing the Wetlands
Sharing the Wetlands
Terns
Terns
Alone
Alone
Touch Down
Touch Down
Black Back Gull in Sea of Oyster Catchers
Black Back Gull in Sea of Oyster Catchers
The Miranda Coast
The Miranda Coast
Red Bill Gull
Red Bill Gull
Miranda
Miranda
High Tide
High Tide
Godwits
Godwits
Terns
Terns
Running Take Off
Running Take Off
Godwit
Godwit
Amazing
Amazing
Moving On
Moving On
Filling the Sky
Filling the Sky
New Zealand Lumber
New Zealand Lumber
Kuaka
"Kuaka"
New Zealand Wild Turkey
New Zealand Wild Turkey
Slightly South of Auckland
Slightly South of Auckland
Guard Goat
Guard Goat
Dam Egret
Dam Egret
Farm
Farm
Wings Up
Wings Up