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Braided river bird survey – Hunter Valley, Otago NZ

Over the last several years I’ve been fortunate as a volunteer to take part in several braided river bird surveys in Wanaka / Mt Aspiring National Park area, with the Dept of Conservation. Notably the Makarora and Matukituki rivers, but this week saw my first one in the Hunter river valley that feeds Lake Hawea.…

Routines and the reality of Search and Rescue

Yesterday was seemingly just another “Sunday”. It was a “time out” day, which is kind of how I like it. And as I have an old friend Francois from Switzerland staying, and visiting after a 20 year absence, we did one of my usual walks, after days of being everywhere especially in relation to skiing…