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The Morepork or Ruru has to be one of my favourite birds. They are nocturnal birds with amazing flying abilities. We watched this pair for a number of hours picking large moths out of the air at the entrance to Shakespeare Park. Almost silent on the wing the only noise you could hear was the sound of the large moths being ripped from the air.

Technical: Nikon D300, 300mm F2.8 VR, Tripod, 2 x SB800 off camera flash