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Posted by Mike on 15 July 2010 | 0 Comments

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What a week for native birds at Vista del Sol -

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Bird Update

Posted by Mike on 25 May 2010 | 0 Comments

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With the Banksias going into flower, now followed by the protia, red hot pokers, camelia, and finally the Kowhai - all the birds are back, grey warbler in are in tree outside my window, you can usually here them in full song from somewhere close by, the Tui are all round and usually singing from Dawn til dusk, - I saw one in the Kowhai today - it is a minature and now in flower - only a metre high but it did not stop the tui climbing all over it to sip the nectar.  The Bell birds are about, a flock of pukeko was in Satins paddock right up at the house - including a little one, hawks are close by the house - one has a gliding line that runs about 15 mitres away from my window, fantails are in constant motion, the Eastern Rosellas are roosting probably in the big pines - they spend time in the paddocks which still have seed heads on the grass, a morepork has moved back in we hear it calling at night.

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Posted by Mike on 7 June 2009 | 0 Comments

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We have always had Fantails around but it now looks as if they have moved into the house area full time - I think two pair nested in a Banksia and Pohutakawa tree this year - they flutter around the house all day, I often have them within a foot of my upstairs office window as they fly around the top of an olive tree - the picture is from Nga Manu Sanctuary

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