Posts tagged - a bird a week

A Bird A Week, Revisited

Posted on December 30th, 2013

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I’ve spent the last seven weeks focussing on a different bird each week and creating some art or craft based on that bird.  I thought I would do a little re-cap of the birds I learnt about and the things I made. Here are the birds I studied, in order of week: Masked Lapwing, Emerald […]

A Bird A Week: Ruru (Morepork)

Posted on December 16th, 2013

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We hear the call of the ruru, New Zealand’s only native species of owl, emanating from the forest at night.  “More-pork“, it calls.  “More-pork”. We’ve been staying with my Mum and her partner Tim out in the country, where they live on his farm.  There are lots of birds out here, but the morepork is […]

A Bird A Week: Red-Billed Gull

Posted on December 9th, 2013

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One thing I’ve noticed since arriving back in New Zealand is the amount of seagulls here.  I guess it’s because in this country you’re never really far from the sea.  I had forgotten how big some of the gulls are, and had never really appreciated their beauty until now, after having been away for so […]

A Bird A Week: Lovely Egret

Posted on December 3rd, 2013

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A while ago, back in Mission Beach I was working at the dining room table one day when I sensed something slowly moving past the window.  I looked up and to my surprise, this lovely white egret was standing there, stock still, looking in at me.  As soon as I moved, it quickly walked on […]

A Bird A Week: Sarus Crane

Posted on November 25th, 2013

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A couple of weeks ago, Shane and I suddenly found that we had two whole days off work (a rare occurrence at the time) so we decided to go back up to the Atherton Tablelands for a night.  We packed up the van and headed to Tolga, a little country town near Atherton which is […]