Seabird dog finds what could be Wellington's largest colony of little blue penguins

Joanna Sims and her dog Rua on the SW bluffs of Mana Is, 20 November. They had been searching for seabird burrows at a ...
Dale Shirtliff

Joanna Sims and her dog Rua on the SW bluffs of Mana Is, 20 November. They had been searching for seabird burrows at a site which could become the home of white faced storm petrels after a future transfer of young birds. Note Rua has had his muzzle removed temporarily so he can have a drink. I took both these shots. Dale Shirtlif

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Joanna Sims and her dog Rua on the SW bluffs of Mana Is, 20 November. They had been searching for seabird burrows at a ...
Dale Shirtliff,

Joanna Sims and her dog Rua on the SW bluffs of Mana Is, 20 November. They had been searching for seabird burrows at a site which could become the home of white faced storm petrels after a future transfer of young birds. Note Rua has had his muzzle removed temporarily so he can have a drink. Porirua Dale Shirtliff,

Joanna Sims and her dog Rua on the bluffs of Mana Island.
DALE SHIRTLIFF

Joanna Sims and her dog Rua on the bluffs of Mana Island.

A little blue penguin released by Wellington Zoo.

A little blue penguin released by Wellington Zoo.

A view of Mana Island from Plimmerton.
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A view of Mana Island from Plimmerton.

Mana Island's lonely gannet Nigel made news earlier this year when he paired up with a decoy bird.
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Mana Island's lonely gannet Nigel made news earlier this year when he paired up with a decoy bird.

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