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Mostly photography, with the occasional philosophical contemplation


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Crane bird

Long ago i had the wish to see
The majesty of this bird so free
Famous for its courtship dance
So when I actually had a glance
I couldn’t believe my very eyes
Almost too big was the surprise
As the sight becomes a regularity
I realize that it’s a actually a rarity
Endangered in our low countryside
Yet the cranes don’t choose to hide
Today again the two stand fine
Oh so very close to the railway line
Do other people care to take a look
Standing there, straight from a fairytale book
Probably best if you remain a hidden treasure
Hidden in plain sight, such a funny pleasure

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Weka – Gallirallus australis

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Weka
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This is the Weka, a flightless bird from New Zealand. He/she wasn’t afraid at all. It was wandering around a parking place and i could get very close. Beautiful bird, which is endangered due to its flightless nature. Made it very easy for Maori’s and later for the Europeans to catch, not to mention the pets they brought with em.