Forgive me for more New Zealand photos; just updating iPhoto on my backups and was reminded how perfectly these keas blend into the alpine scenery in the Haast Pass. We were on a trip to Milford Sound and on either side of Homer Tunnel, these cheeky little parrots stalk people who have to wait in their cars for traffic to clear. Despite the ‘do not feed the kea’ signs, people do and these guys learn fast. If you don’t hand over something, they start pulling at the rubber bits on your car.
One was fascinated by the camera lens. I think he could see himself. Jim was okay with this closeup wildlife encounter…as long as he was inside the car.
If we’d been there longer, that guy probably would have dismantled Jim’s window.