28 November 2014

Tui (2)

The bottlebrush continues to attract tui.

[If you haven't noticed already, there's a new post up on Pohanginapete.]

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Ruahines said...

Kia ora Pete,
A determined looking fellow. When Charlie and I stayed at Top Maropea not long ago we were visited by several Tui throughout the afternoon. Had been awhile since I had seen them up there. I also can't help but smile, even if somewhat sadly, that as a result of the predator proof fence near Wellie the Tui population boomed a few years ago. So people began ringing the council to complain about the noisy dawn chorus ans what was going to be done about it!

Zhoen said...

I feel a bit judged by this fellow.

pohanginapete said...

Kia ora Robb. I remember that news items about the noisy dawn chorus near Zealandia. I find it incomprehensible. Maybe the council should have responded by offering to set up bird scarers — you know, the sort that make a huge bang every few minutes ;-)

Zhoen, I see what you mean :-) In fact, when they're feeding here they seem to completely ignore me, as if I'm not worth noticing, let alone judging. In this case, that's a great feeling.

Brenda Schmidt said...

What a gorgeous image of a gorgeous new to me bird!

pohanginapete said...

Thank you Brenda. They're remarkable mimics, too — not only can they mimic human speech, they can sound like an individual human.