Sep 072015
 

This Spring we have had at least three groups of parents bringing their chicks to our doors for feeding.  Either one or both of the parents have been released from rehab and have stayed around, causing us to ‘name’ them, Fawn jess, Zero [or black jess], and of course Lennie and Bubs.  You can tell it is a young one with the parent as they will only allow their partner or their own young to feed with them and there is quite a bit of wing-bashing.

There are  also a good number of young tuis and bellbirds coming to the liquid feeder, they sit in our Magnolia tree and wait their turn.  Easy to see at this time of year as the Magnolia is just coming into bud.

Sep 072015
 

On Sunday, 6 September four eggs were seen in the nest of our South Island Kaka.  With luck they are on their way to producing several more chicks for either the Orokonui Ecosanctuary or the new Project Janszoon sanctuary in the Abel Tasman National Park, where substantial pest protection is being carried out.