Then, I've been blogging over at Geotripper's California Birds about some birding adventures overseas including trips in Switzerland, Italy, and Australia. While looking for bird pics, I came across the picture below of some Moa replicas that we saw at a New Zealand wildlife park. Replicas, because Moas no longer exist in our world. But once there was a Shangri-La for the birds, a paradise on Earth, in New Zealand.
|12 foot fiberglass Moas lurking in a Gondwana forest in New Zealand|
|The Moas in the picture above aren't real. I've added a shot of an Emu from the wildlife park we visited as a stand-in for the large, flightless birds|
|A New Zealand Fan-tail, one of dozens of endemic bird species found in Kiwi land|
Note: cross-posted on my bird blog at http://geotripperbirds.blogspot.com/