Keas came down from the high peaks because it was snowing above

Not selected for Google Earth or Google Maps after a second review [?]

Comments (12)

bdeh on April 17, 2011

They don't like each other company Ian. Greetings Berend

ЮРИЙ КЛЕЙМЕНОВ on April 17, 2011


jeff_msn123 on April 18, 2011

Like real couple.

Cheers, Jeff

Geerten on April 18, 2011

I never saw their under-wing colours... nice!

Ian Stehbens on April 19, 2011

Greetings Berend. I am not sure but I think that one of these is a juvenile and the other its parent. There was quite a lot of affection being exhibited. I am not sure but it seemed that one was expecting to be fed by the other. It was if you were by my shoulder when I was with these birds.


Ian Stehbens on April 19, 2011

Thanks Юрий Клейменов.

Ian Stehbens on April 19, 2011

They are certainly very attractive when they hang up their colours, Geerten. Greetings from NZ.


Ian Stehbens on April 19, 2011

Indeed, Jeff. Thegames went on all the time I was their. I wasn't sure but I think the couple may have been a juvenile and parent bird, but they may have been a pair.

Warm regards from NZ.


Dror Ben David on April 22, 2011

Great bording picture:-)

Ian Stehbens on April 22, 2011

I reckon these guys know how to surf the wind, ride the tree tops and generally enjoy the wilderness, oronbb. Thanks for your visit.



ƤōƝƓ on April 23, 2011

I think the reviewer is very kind, Ian. On one hand he/she might think this one is sort of a portrait. On the other hand, this photo is a great depiction of what is an important element of this national park. Therefore, the previous one of these 2 similar photos was selected for GE. Congratulations.

Ian Stehbens on April 23, 2011

I love your perceptive response to my photogrpahy and to the Panoramio context, Ah-Pong. I originally uploaded 3 images, the third being of the bird without the underwing display. My intention was to only leave the other one up once Berend our birdwatcher had seen them, but as you will note there were 4 responses to this on the first day, so now it stays too. I am pleased that the other was accepted by the reviewer for I haven't seen any other images of keas like this on GE.

And thanks too for your compliments.


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