New Zealand Dotterel
A New Zealand dotterel in breeding plumage at sunrise. When breeding their underparts glow with a brilliant rusty-orange colour. The New Zealand dotterel or tūturiwhatu as it is known in Maori is a much-loved New Zealand endemic. This small & stocky endangered wading bird is one of New Zealand’s rarest birds. With a population of around 1700, these beautiful dotterels are more at risk than some species of kiwi!
Chorlito Ceniciento (Pluvianellus socialis) ⚠️ CASI AMENAZADO ⚠️ Su población no superaría los 1.500 individuos 📉
Algunas de las razones posibles de su escasez son: ❗La destrucción y degradación de los pastizales naturales en la Patagonia por el pastoreo del ganado 🐄 y la introducción de herbívoros que pudo impactar en el hábitat de cría (Fjeldså 1988, Dinerstein et al. S. Imberti in litt. 1999)
❗El pisoteo de nidos y polluelos por animales de pastoreo, una amenaza potencial que se ha observado en Ostreros (Ferrari et al., 2003) ❗Puede ser particularmente vulnerable a la perturbación humana ❗Otras amenazas potenciales en la época no reproductiva incluyen la depredación de gatos🐈 y perros 🐶, y la degradación del hábitat estuarino debido a derrames de petróleo, vertidos de basura y aguas residuales (Ferrari et al., 2003)
Thanks to everyone that has bought a Fox print. I only have one more available to purchase from this first print run so if you would like it then let me know. They are A3 and £35.
I also have 3 A4 proofs available for £18 each with free p&p. These were test runs to see if I was happy with the printing quality, layout and paper. They all have a sticker on the back that tells me which paper it is, but this doesn't affect the print. These will be marked a/p and will not be part of the limited edition. If you would like one, send me a message on here.
Yesterday was the first time in about a year that I mowed the grass. John usually does it because all the bouncing around and wind bothers my blind eye. I wanted it to be nice for when he come home in a few days and I was hoping it would attract our resident #pacificgoldenplover . And just like that the #plover showed up! It’s said that they come to the exact same spot year after year when they fly from Alaska to Hawaii for the winter. They always show up in August and depart around April. Welcome home #kolea !
The wings of the small Red-capped Plover reach for the skies before it does. The colour of the seaweed was a perfect match with it’s little red cap and I find the powerful pose of it’s wings is in contrast to it’s otherwise somewhat shy behaviour.