Saturday, 11 February 2017

Something Has To Give - Combined Kiwi Video trying hole for size

Something has to give! This hole is at the base of a ponga. Except for the base which is clay the walls at the entrance are hard and fibrous. It looks like Kiwi will win out of sheer determination. No regard for the camera as it hurls clay at it.

Friday, 10 February 2017

Fernbirds at Old Mill Ln

Our dawn chorus is predominantly Matata. At 7:30this morning Matata (Fernbirds) were all up chirping in our wetland. This recording is from our boardwalk in Old Mill Ln. Ngunguru. Too many to count. We hear them every morning even from our house. There are so many that they have moved up the valley and can be found almost anywhere in Old Mill Ln. Click to listen

Saturday, 4 February 2017

Weekend Entertainment at Old Mill Ln

Every Saturday I download the cards from our two motion sensing cameras. Always a new entertainment. This Kiwi is  hoot. Maybe lazy. It should just get digging harder.

And then there are RATS! The Hugh Crawford DOC Reserve is a bird desert. Occasionally we hear Riroriro, Tui and Eastern Rosella. Any other time is is deathly silent. Here is why.