Sick and injured seabirds – including kororā and kāruhiruhi, pied shags – have prompted experts to question the health of the Hauraki Gulf around Waiheke.

A kororā seen swimming in the marina construction zone at Kennedy Point last Thursday morning raised concern for Native Bird Rescue’s Karen Saunders.

The bird was reported to be swimming backwards and forwards along the seawall in the daytime, which Karen says is unusual behaviour.

Heading to Kennedy Point, Karen went out on the breakwater to observe the penguin.

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