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Australia plus a day in New Zealand, Nov/Dec 2017

Sheridan and I spent part of November 25/26, 2017 in New Zealand, followed by fifteen days in Australia.

We visited Miranda, Mangere, and Waitakere near Auckland, NZ, and then around Cairns, around Darwin, and around Melbourne in Australia.

Victoria's Riflebird; North of Cairns, November 28, 2017: Our Cooktown-based guide David Mead knew a spot close to the Mount Lewis road where a male Riflebird has a display stump - but he'd never seen it do a full display. We heard it calling, and soon David had us looking through a gap in the roadside foliage at the Riflebird sat atop his stump. I started taking photos, and Sheridan started trying for video, then...

- CLICK ON THIS LINK to see a series of still images merged into a one-minute video.

- and CLICK ON THIS LINK to enjoy Sheridan's excited, breathless video!