Simon Bisson (sbisson) wrote,
Simon Bisson
sbisson

A bird in the hand is worth tui in the bush

On our first trip to New Zealand we only saw tui once, deep in a dark rain forest near Rotorua. This time it was different, as the native flax was in flower, and the beautiful blue-green birds with the white neck tufts were taking advantage of the season to eat pollen and drink nectar. Their strange call twittered and boomed around the forests and flashes of bright colour leapt across the roads.

Here's one we saw at Marahau, on the edge of the Abel Tasman National national park.

Tui Feeding

Tui Feeding

Beautiful birds.
Tags: birds, new zealand, tui
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