Saturday, 21 January 2017

Boatshed Company

This friendly fellow is keeping me company in the boat shed - Black Headed Jumping Spider (Trite planiceps) It is about 20mm long

Kiwi - Darn, the hole is too small!

It looks like this female Kiwi needs to do more digging. The male, with the shorter bill wasn't interested.

Tuesday, 17 January 2017


Today while Dr Karen Verdurmen was exploring The Hugh Crawford Reserve looking for Kauri Dieback and other Kauri diseases with Ross Clark, myself and Melva, Melva spotted this Ruru Chick in what we have always thought was a Kiwi Hole. The parent was not impressed that we were there. Tomorrow I will install a Trail Camera there. 

Friday, 6 January 2017