Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Te Wai Orea (the waters of the eel)

Western Springs domain.Western Springs domain.

Western Springs Park in Auckland is home to The Auckland Zoo, M.O.T.A.T (the Museum of Transport and Technology) and within walking distance of Mary and Tony. We wandered around the park and lake which is also home to a lot of wildlife.

Native Pukeko's roam wild in Western Springs park.Native Pukeko's roam wild in Western Springs Park.

Australian Black swans are common throughout New Zealand.Australian Black swans are common throughout New Zealand.

One of 3 clutches of cygnets found at Western Springs August 2011.One of 3 clutches of cygnets found at Western Springs August 2011.

One of 3 clutches of cygnets found at Western Springs August 2011.Another clutch of cygnets found at Western Springs.

Pied Shag at Western Springs domain Auckland.Pied Shag at Western Springs.

Dab Chick on Western Springs lake.Dab Chick on Western Springs lake.

This pair were caught crossing the road outside the Zoo.This pair were caught crossing the road outside the Zoo.

2 comments:

LES said...

Hi there you great travellers
The Pukeko looks a bit like a Moorhen. The Nissan Note is a great little car, one of the kids had one and i thought it was grand.
Keep enjoying life my friends.

Derek and Dot said...

Hi Les
Yes the Pukeko is similar to the moorhen but more the size of a coot. We are thrilled with the Note and it goes like a dream.