I know each year our front kowhai tree flowers late, and usually when most of the other trees in the area have finished flowering.  This makes it very appealing to the tui even though it is a dwarf tree. So having my camera handy is a given at this time of the year.  Not being […]

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Friday’s are my day for doing the things I enjoy. So far today that has meant visiting the pool at 7.30am with friends, doing some lengths before soaking in the hot spa.  Finding the motivation to get to the pool is often hard but I always enjoy it when I get there. I really must […]

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While at the Dunedin PSNZ National Convention, I attended the Orokonui Ecosanctuary field trip.  I was looking for birds that I had not photographed before, so when a delightful fantail started dancing around in front of me I politely ignored it and continued looking.  Thankfully I had two sets of eyes searching for birds – […]

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For many years now we have been putting out food for the silvereyes and tui. Over the years we have worked out when there is plenty of natural food about and when there isn’t and we generally ease off on the feeders when the natural food is a plenty. This year we have seen an […]

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In the last couple of weeks there have been a lot of tui flying about our street. There is also a lot of kowhai trees in our area and tui visit in large numbers around this time of year.  That said, most of the trees have now been well and truly picked over and only one remains with […]

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I am still on the topic of practicing with the Silvereyes.  They are bouncing around the garden like jumping beans right now and I have no will power so the camera is sitting on the tripod beside me while I work, freezing my toes off beside the open French doors.  Mad I know. But there […]

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Over the years I have been asked by many people if I sold postcards, greeting cards and such like with my images on.  Until now I have had to say “sorry no”.  Finally I have put some effort into sorting my images and putting them onto some products.I started with the NZ Dotterel postcards due […]

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