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Tuesday, 14 August 2007 : Filed under: Southland E-Mail This Article

Sydney Cove on Ulva Island
Sydney Cove on Ulva Island – Stewart Island, New Zealand

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Comment by josh — August 14, 2007 @ 10:59 am

Because of the lack of things to do on Stewart Island due to flooding, Jon and I took a day trip to Ulva Island. Ulva Island is a bird reserve located in the inlet to Oban. In 1996 all rats were eradicated from the island, and many native species of birds were reintroduced to the island.

We caught a 5 minute water taxi to the island, and spent a few hours walking around and listening to birds. I forget all the different types of birds we saw, but the weka (shown below) was one we saw a lot of.

weka

Comment by Peg Moore — August 15, 2007 @ 1:42 pm

Hey, I’m at the cabin (Well, really, I’m at the library near the cabin right now.), and today I just realized the coasters I’m using there–the ones Grandpa Les gave us several years ago–have birds on them from, I think, New Zealand! Maybe not–maybe Australia. (Or maybe Alaska? I don’t think so.) One coaster has written by the bird, “Kea.” Thinking of both your blog descriptions and Jon’s and the bird pics on both, it brought all new interest to seeing the coasters! :-) Fun! XOXOX

Comment by Clara — August 17, 2007 @ 2:09 pm

Actually, I think this cove looks very nice. Sandy beach. Lots of trees. No people. Nice picture of the weka bird.

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