Posts tagged - birdwatching

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 […]


Birds We’ve Seen in 2015

Posted on February 5th, 2015

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We’ve set ourselves a little challenge, to keep a log of all the different bird species we see over the course of this year.  I’m writing down every new sighting in a little notebook that I carry everywhere, with the title ‘Birds We’ve Seen in 2015’.  I’ve also bought a brand new sketchbook that I […]


Bear Hunts around Wellington

Posted on January 28th, 2015

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We’re going on a bear hunt. We’re gonna catch a big one. What a beautiful day! We’re not scared. It’s the height of summer in New Zealand and the days are deliciously long and warm, which means that there’s no better time than now to go adventuring.  Shane and I have been ‘hunting bears’ around […]


A Bird A Week: Masked Lapwing

Posted on November 11th, 2013

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I’ve just got back from the most relaxing weekend ever – it’s coming up to our first wedding anniversary and my in-laws shouted us a weekend away at a private rainforest retreat (here).  I’ll write a full review at some stage, but right now we have more pressing business: I’d like to tell you about […]


A Bird A Week.

Posted on November 4th, 2013

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I thought I would spark a new burst of creativity by setting myself a challenge for the next month or so.  I’ll blog about my progress here every Monday as a way of keeping myself accountable. So, here is my challenge: A Bird A Week! Every week, I’ll be challenging myself to observe/research a specific […]