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Bird Life on the Lagoon of Puketutu Island Auckland

It’s spring time and here are some photos of bird life at Puketutu Island in Auckland’s Manukau harbour.It’s near the Auckland sewage works but the water is clean at the moment and hopefully people won’t put more bread into it. There is a road that goes from the mainland to the island. There is a quarry that trucks go to and from on the island. Other than that the island is privately owned. I believe there is a restaurant /place that is used as a business for meals or holidays for the rich and wealthy. However, there are public walkways around the island.

Here are a variety of birds that live near each other and get enough food to live on in the area. Usually amongst birds there is a few fights between themselves on who gets what and the fight is short lived

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Here are a couple of Black Swans and a White Swan. It's the only White Swan I've seen in Auckland. There are some ordinary ducks in the background and 2 Shelducks that are ducks with white heads. 

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#2 White Swan

Here is the only White Swan that I've seen in Auckland, and I hope there are more to come.

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#3 Black Swan Family

Here are Black Swans with cygnets on the lagoon. It is spring in New Zealand. There is a baby boom with the Black Swans in New Zealand at the moment. 

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#4 Shag flight

Yes, there are shags in this lagoon, they can swim or fly or dive.  They move from place to place. 

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#5 Paradise Shelduck in Flight

The birds live together but fly away when people come. Some are nervous creatures talk to each other and some fly off. Sometimes they find food together. 

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#6 Shelducks on the Lagoon

These are Shelducks, the males have white heads and the females are dark. The pairs tend to stick together as I have observed that they fly together and go every where in pairs. 

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#7 Welcome Swallow Puketutu Island,

One of the many Welcome swallows flying around and sitting  on posts, bridge or wall.

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#8 Three Welcome Swallows by the Lagoon bridge

There is a bridge here from the road over to the Puketutu Island. The Welcome Swallows seem to sit here in conference and are not bothered by me taking their photos.

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