Manawatu Estuary is a RAMSAR bird sanctuary and a great spot for a stroll. Today there were probably 500+ birds there. We spotted a couple of hundred Canada Geese, more than a dozen Royal Spoonbills, numerous Pied Stilts, ducks, a lone shag.

Royal Spoonbills in front and Canada Geese behind.Pied stilts in front of a grassy area. Royal Spoonbills on the left amd Pied Stilts on the right.Some of the big flock of Canada Geese. Panorama showing the big flock of Canada Geese, Royal Spoonbills and others.

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