Posts filed in Bird Nerd

Recent Adventures in Relief Printmaking

Posted on October 2nd, 2015

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I just wanted to show you some of the lino prints I’ve made over the past few months.  I’ve been experimenting with different ways to create texture and the effects these can give when layered over top of one another.  I’ve used my two ‘In Flight’ lino blocks, along with some kowhai and pohutakawa flower […]


The Great Keruru Count 2015

Posted on September 19th, 2015

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The Great Keruru Count is back on! You might remember my post from last year about this great initiative, which is aimed at raising awareness about the importance of keruru and how we can help protect these beautiful birds. We’ve noticed that in Ngaio, where we live, the keruru have just recently started coming back […]


Birds We’ve Seen in 2015: 30-40

Posted on September 11th, 2015

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We seem to have lost a bit of momentum on this project over winter.  I guess it was to be expected – with more rainy, dreary days, and most of the common birds already crossed off our list, the mission became a bit harder.  As we head into spring, it’s easier to feel like adventuring […]


Garden Birds

Posted on August 15th, 2015

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We’ve been trying to encourage more birds to visit our little patch of garden this year.  In January we hung a nectar feeder, and have watched in awe as more and more tui have arrived to sip from it.  We’ve even seen a kaka there on the odd occasion – before it gets chased off […]


Screen Printing Adventures

Posted on August 8th, 2015

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I’ve recently started an evening screen-printing course at Inverlochy Art School.  We’ve had two classes so far – in the first, we learned how to get our image onto a screen using the photographic emulsion process, then in the second we learned how to print a two-colour image using our screens. I wasn’t very prepared […]