Sunday, 3 July 2011

Tui visits our deck

Fantastic! Tui has found the winter feeding trough by our deck. At the moment it is spending all day in our immediate neighbourhood coming and going from the trough. Much of the time it is in the Kanuka by the deck chattering, whistling, clicking and chirping. They are such beautiful birds, especially as the sun strikes them. Selfish fellows. Can't stand competition. They do chase other birds away but we can live with that while it is hungry in the winter.

On a different note the big mother spider has departed the nest on the Ponga frond. Nearly all of the young have gone also. We will miss them. It has been interesting observing them.