tauhou // silvereye (waxeye) • we get loads of these little birds bouncing around in the trees and foraging for food in our garden
the tui, another nz native, also known as the parson bird because of the white tuft at its throat.
historically found mostly on the outer islands of nz, due to predation, we’re so happy to see that kaka (one of our native parrots) have also been making waiheke island their home over the past few years. these big beautiful parrots are noisy and sociable + we very often hear them, warbling to themselves (or […]
we often have a few kererū (nz native pigeons) flying around our place. +++ recently, when i was sitting right here where i’m writing now, i looked out the window and spotted one staggering around on the lawn. that’s very unusual behaviour for these birds, so i followed it around the house to find it […]
riroriro // grey warbler (one of nz’s tiniest birds) spotted collecting moss from a tree next door. hopefully that means nest building is underway!