On a recent trip to Taupo I took in some of the local bird life.
There is a reasonable number of black swans that appear to call the lake home and most seem to spend their time upside down finding food at the bottom of the lake.
Due to the crystal clear water this morning we were able to witness them digging around the stony bottom.
We also came across this very interesting looking Mallard duck. I have never seen one so white before, there was even a joke that maybe it was half seagull.
Along with Mrs Mallard there were some gorgeous little ducklings hiding in the clover at the edge of the shore.