Posts tagged - bird nerd

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 […]


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 […]


Birds We’ve Seen in 2015: 21-30

Posted on July 21st, 2015

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I’m steadily adding to my collection of bird drawings for 2015.  I’ve drawn more than half of the birds that we’ve seen this year, and have been enjoying the time and space this project gives me to spend drawing – something that I love to do but for some reason just don’t do often enough. […]


Zealandia Rambles

Posted on May 25th, 2015

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We’ve been going to Zealandia, our local bird and wildlife sanctuary fairly regularly since we became members. On Sunday we rode our bikes there then went for a big walk in the bush, hoping to spot some rare birds and be amongst nature for a while. We’ve started to avoid the main thoroughfares and head […]