fenced off for protection.
which has saved this bird from extinction.
This is one of New Zealand's great conservation success stories. Tiritiri Matangi Island is both a scientific reserve & a wildlife sanctuary. Centuries of occupation cleared most of the indigenous vegetation from the island & consequently the wildlife suffered accordingly. Over the last thirty years replanting of indigenous vegetation has continued apace & wildlife has flourished. The habit today is similar to what it originally was & several species close to extinction have been re-introduced with great success.
Spent around three hours in the dark looking for Little Spotted Kiwi. Eventually found it, but it was very tough to see.
Evening light, looking towards the mainland.
It is in there somewhere!
To be continued.