2-12-2004

We spent most of the morning driving from Napier (nice weather) to
Wellington (rain, gale force winds). The rest of the day was used to see Wellington and to
visit the National Museum Te Papa. After that we met the New Zealand based Canadian
birder John Geale in his new house in the suburbs of Wellington. John generously offered
us a diner and a place to sleep. At night a Morepork (Ninox novaeseelandiae,
Boeboekuil) was calling in the garden.