Jul 082017
 

Today we were thrilled to receive a cheque from Precision Panels, who supported us last year as well.  It was really great to get this from the local firm. We also acknowledge Marty Burwood who spares us a donation regularly from his pension. As we at Bush Haven are also on a pension we really appreciate this.

We also supplement our income by selling tee shirts, mugs and bookmarks.

Jul 082017
 

Introducing three new Antipodes Island Parakeets – from Victoria Esplanade, Palmerston North. They arrived in late April to keep our lonely male company and are getting on really well together in the aviary. These birds are so special as they only live in the wild on the remote Antipodes Islands, so no-one would ever get to see them if not in captivity.  There are only a few parks and private holders with these special birds, which are from the Cyanoramphus family, as are the red and yellow crowned Kakariki which we also have in the aviaries at Bush Haven.  The ‘Antips’ are called ‘unicolour’ because they don’t have a red or yellow ‘crown’, but are mostly various shades of green from their brilliant emerald heads to the more olivey under belly. They are very like miniature keas in nature, inquisitive and cheeky.

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Four Antipodes Island Parakeets