15 June 2015

Storm bird

In the gales we've been having, small birds must find life difficult. I was surprised to see this piwakawaka managing surprisingly well. Not sure what the gunk on its wing was, but it didn't seem to impede the bird's flight.

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Ruahines said...

Kia ora Pete,
His ruffled appearance nonwithstanding, the gunk on his wing seems secondary to the firm grip he seems to have on that branch. A tough customer.

Barbara Butler McCoy said...

Tough customer indeed! Looks like this one has been through quite a tempest.

Lisa Emerson said...

I hope this little one has a cosy place to stay warm on this cold and frosty morning!

pohanginapete said...

Kia ora Robb. Yes, you're right — these little birds seem to be tougher and more resilient than they appear.

Barbara, it seemed to be quite unperturbed, and happily snatched up and ate a honey bee which was probably more affected by the weather than was the piwakawaka.

Lisa, they come equipped with down jackets ;-)