After nine months of saying I will do so, I finally went to Zealandia, a local bird sanctuary. The sanctuary covers 225 hectares over a couple of valleys with a man-made reservoir. The whole sanctuary is free of predators like rats, stoats, cats and dogs, all of which pose a serious threat to New Zealand’s native wildlife. It’s about ten minutes from downtown Wellington. That’s right – the pictures below are that close to New Zealand’s capital city.  Continue reading