Sunday 9 May 2010

Urban wildlife

The news a couple of weeks back had stories of weka in downtown Christchurch. One was captured around the Dux de Lux and released up around Arthur's Pass.

Here's one I saw near Hagley park late Saturday afternoon.  Apologies for poor picture quality, but three-year-old Canon pocket cameras have terrible low-light properties.

The video is a bit clearer. I hope that the Department of Conservation will leave it alone there. Even better, City Council could ask Roger Beattie to breed a few pairs for release in the park - it would be great for tourists and locals alike.  I hope that DoC's sending one back to Arthur's Pass didn't interfere with a breeding pair.

[Updated to remove more precise location, weka, run!]

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