a new love
one project leads to another and another last month, I came up with the idea to move my driveway to the other side of the house which I have to admit was brilliant plan but I was left with a...
Tūī - bird unique to New Zealand (Tūī are important pollinators of many native trees and will fly large distances, especially during winter for their favourite foods) everyday sight in my garden during spring/summer. i love Tui.
The fruit of Leptecophylla juniperina, a flowering plant native to New Zealand and southeastern Australia. In New Zealand, it is known as Prickly Heath and Prickly Mingimingi, and one subspecies in Tasmania is called Pink Mountain Berry. The plants grow best in areas with moderate winters and cool moist summers, and the fruit is edible. Photo: Noodle snacks
Bill✔️ Wax-eye (Tauhou) having "an absolute ball" in a massive cluster of food-rich Kowhai flowers, a New Zealand early springtime scene. Winter can be quite hard for many birds, and for nectar-eaters, the Kowhai are the first food of the new summer season. Tui birds also wait and wait till Spring time, and will then fly up to 100kms to get the good food! (Image curation & caption: @BillGP). Bill Gibson-Patmore. Bill✔️
Piwakawaka (or New Zealand Fantail)
The Piwakawaka, more commonly known in New Zealand as the Fantail. They are not uncommon around here, but because they flit so quikly back and forth they are very hard to capture with the camera. Well of all places I was at the zoo, walking around getting pics of the animals when this lttle fellow landed about 3 metres away... camera in hand already I was able to get this pic.... it figures that with all the captive animals to snap, my best pic of the day was one in the wild. See! In the…