Year: 2007

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native .flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; } .flickr-yourcomment { } .flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; } .flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } Get high resolution version: Tui in a tree. Tiritiri Matangi island, originally uploaded by blather. Tui - known in English as the "Parson Bird" because of its white ruff. Spotted this on in a tree while on Tiritiri Matangi. They're quite plentiful on the island, and make lots of noise.They're clever birds, can can mimic lots of things - including humans and mobile phones - thank to their two voiceboxes! Some of the sounds they make are inaudable to humans - they're outside our spectrum of hearing. They're also quite agressive - I did see them involved in many tussles with each other as well as other species of birds on Tiritiri.

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.flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; } .flickr-yourcomment { } .flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; } .flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } Get high resolution version: Tieke or Saddleback, on Tiritir Matangi island, New Zealand, originally uploaded by blather. Tieke, Saddleback, on Tiritir Matangi island, New Zealand. Largest of the arboreal insectivores in New Zealad's forest ecosystem, they're classed vulnerable. They're not shy. This one gave our yards to me for being anywhere near it's water bath! The recovery of the Saddleback is considered by many to be one of New Zealand's greatest conservation success stories. There are two sub-species: North Island saddleback (Philesturnus carunculatus rufusater) and South Island saddleback (P.c.carunculatus). All saddlebacks are extinct on the mainland, and live either in captivity or on islands. The most endangered of the two species is the South Island saddleback, with only 650 birds in existence. There's several thousand North...

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.flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; } .flickr-yourcomment { } .flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; } .flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } Sunset, off Masan, Korea, originally uploaded by blather.

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.flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; } .flickr-yourcomment { } .flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; } .flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } Polysterene cup drifting on the sea, just south of the equator, , originally uploaded by blather. Polysterene cup drifting on the sea, just south of the equator, northeast of Papua New Guinea. This was part of a wide grouping of trash stuck between two currents.

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.flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; } .flickr-yourcomment { } .flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; } .flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } Brown booby on the Esperanza, originally uploaded by blather. Sula leucogaster, brown booby, sheltering on the Greenpeace ship Esperanza from a tropical storm in the North Pacific.

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.flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; } .flickr-yourcomment { } .flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; } .flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } Little Egret, another stowaway, originally uploaded by blather. On board the Esperanza, near Taiwan.

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.flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; } .flickr-yourcomment { } .flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; } .flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } You lookin' at me?, originally uploaded by blather. Eyeing me up, on the bow of the Esperanza, near the coast of Taiwan.

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.flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; } .flickr-yourcomment { } .flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; } .flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } Rainy night at the temple, Keelung, Taiwan, originally uploaded by blather. Rainy night at the temple, Keelung, Taiwan

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.flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; } .flickr-yourcomment { } .flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; } .flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } Guan Yin, buddhist goddess of compassion and mercy, Keelung, Taiwan, originally uploaded by blather. Guan Yin, buddhist goddess of compassion and mercy, Keelung, Taiwan Guan Yin is the bodhisattva of compassion as venerated by East Asian Buddhists, usually as a female. She is also known as the Chinese Bodhisattva of Compassion. Photographed on a rainy night in Keelung. Just me and the cats sheltering outside a temple.

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.flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; } .flickr-yourcomment { } .flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; } .flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } Mugshot, me with me photo of Lough Gur, originally uploaded by blather. Me with my Lough Gur photograph, which is hanging in the foyer in the Factory, Sligo during Blue Raincoat's staging of The Third Policeman. More information here »