Black Billed Gulls
One of our more surreal experiences today.
We were back in Christchurch to ride on the trams - which are a complete delight and worth visiting the city for them alone - see extra.
Miffy had sent me a link to a news article on the Black Billed Gull colony which has taken up residence in the remains of the Price Waterhouse Cooper building. As they are a protected species the site has become a rather post apocalyptic nature reserve - mesh panels in the boarding allow a view and it is easy enough to get a blip over the top by holding a camera up at arms length. This is a hastily edited photo as we are packing to return the motorhome tomorrow and fly back to Auckland where we have a hire car organised for a trip up to the Bay of Islands.
Thanks to everyone for your recent comments - and particularly to Miffy for the prompt - the tram drivers do say the colony is there as they pass by, but it is only on looking through the mesh that the scale of it becomes apparent.