Tui Bliss

October is my favourite month to photograph the birds in my garden. It is generally when most of the local kowhai trees have finished flowering and our trees come into bloom.

kākāriki karaka

Yesterday at Pukaha National Wildlife Centre, I managed to tick another bird off my wish list. Before now I had never seen a orange-fronted parakeet/kākāriki karaka and it wasn’t from lack of effort.

The Birds in My Garden

Continuing on from my last post about attracting birds into the garden, I can now tell you that after two weeks of work around the garden, I have almost instant success. We have had a few trees removed after being damaged in the strong winds, and have pruned back some others allowing for more bird friendly plants.

Another tui/kowhai season

Our kowhai trees are still in bud and yet to flower, so the tui are off elsewhere at the moment. A friend and fellow photographer told me they were going crazy over her kowhai tree yesterday, so I jumped in the car, camera in hand, to pay her a visit.

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