Photo-a-day retirement

By mpp26

Sunrise at the Ashley river mouth

With extras of course - too hard to choose.

The extras are the lovely little wrybill plover - a small endemic plover that breeds in the South Island of New Zealand's braided river beds.  The only bird in the world with a beak that is curved to the right, for poking under stones for food. It is extremely well camouflaged in tones of grey, the colour of shingle.

It is endangered by all the usual problems - introduced predators, people driving 4 wheel drives and off road vehicles of any sort in the river beds, and loss of habitat.

the other sunrise extra is looking towards the mountains before sunrise.

Do check out Daring2go and flying, as we shared the morning together.

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