Oethei BayDecember 25, 2019 in New Zealand ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C
On the way to Otehei Bay island, our tour guide told us that James Cook discovered the islands, and in his journal described that the bird sound was so loud on the islands, they needed to go off shore to have a conversation - unfortunately he also decided he’d like to farm the land and burnt the islands, killing most of all the birds. Those that survived were killed soon after from the cats and dogs that he introduced into the island. All the birds didn’t have wings (as they had no natural predators), and all of the birds are now extinct. Can see why they’re so protective of their wildlife here! They’re really strickt about conserving the islands and they’re trying to introduce birds back onto the island.
At Oethei Bay we had a Christmas lunch barbecue and then came back to Paihia for ice cream 🍦🤤Read more