The translocation is over. Three pairs of kokako caught and moved in 4 days. It’s an amazing achievement, early starts, long days of physical work, long waits and late nights making harnesses and planning the next day. It all started about 2 years ago when the application for a translocation permit began. Seeing these birds disperse into our bush makes every minute of it worth while. We wait with expectation.
The following images were taken by Neil Robert Hutton. Neil has been a huge help with this project in his role as a Department of Conservation Community Ranger. His passion is photography and his pictures are inspiring. Check him out at: http://www.facebook.com/neilroberthuttonphotos
These photographs are for use by Manawahe Kokako Trust and Kaharoa Kokako Trust only.