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Touring New Zealand's North Island by Campervan

At Lake Tutira, we found hundreds of black swans, and stopped a few times along the lake to watch and photograph them. Lake Tutira was declared a bird sanctuary in 1929 (at the instigation of Scottish farmer/author/ornithologist William Herbert Guthrie-Smith, who once farmed neighbouring Tutira Station) and has a popular DoC campground.

This photograph is © 2008-2013 by Murray Lundberg, and is not to be copied without express permission.
Black swans at Lake Tutira