Saturday, 27 June 2015

5 NZ Native Birds To Enjoy

Spending the winter with us on the farm are these lovely native birds.

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The Tui's are around all year and at the moment are singing and performing to attract a mate.

5 NZ Native Birds || joceesfarm.blogspot.co.nz

The Waxeye's are also here all year round.  These tiny little birds travel in groups and move with lightening speed.

5 NZ Native Birds || joceesfarm.blogspot.co.nz

The Fantail's are around from Autumn until Spring.  They spend summer in the bush where there are more insects for them to catch.  They are a challenge to photograph as they never sit still.

5 NZ Native Birds || joceesfarm.blogspot.co.nz

The Wood Pigeons also spend the winter and spring here.  Then they are off into the bush where they feast on the berries from the big native trees.

5 NZ Native Birds || joceesfarm.blogspot.co.nz

Lastly, the Paradise Shelducks.  They have all paired up now and will start breeding in late winter.  They spend their time grazing in the paddocks and are on the farm all year round.

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14 comments:

  1. Beautiful photos of our native birds, I especially like the Tui. It's a long time since I saw a Fantail but I saw one again just a few days ago. Gorgeous. We have a lot of Waxeyes, they feed off the feijoa trees outside the kitchen window.

    Diana

    Diana

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  2. Hello Jocee, so glad to see you posting again, I hope all was well. I love all your beautiful native birds. The Waxeyes are lovely and the colors on the Wood Piegon are gorgeous. The Shelducks are handsome and great shot of your Tui. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy weekend!

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  3. I have never seen those Shelducks before so these were lovely to see these great shots. Have a lovely weekend.

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  4. Oh goodness, what incredible fun this must be right on your own property! Very cute critters. Enjoy your weekend.

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  5. Wonderful photography of nature's critters!

    Happy Weekend to you,
    artmusedog and carol

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  6. Nice to see a post from you. Beautiful birds!!

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  7. enjoy seeing the critters from your parts.

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  8. Wow....such a wonderful collection of different birds for me to see!! I loved viewing all your photos and reading about them. The one with the white eye ring...you say they move/fly with lightning speed....lucky you to be able to get such a great picture!!!

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  9. A great collection of specimens!!...:)JP

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  10. Lovely bird collection of images!

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  11. Beautiful birds all of them! Have a great week.

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  12. Such wonderful photos of our birds Jocee and I agree with you, the Fantails and Waxeyes are such a joy to have about but so very difficult to photograph - you did well!
    We have a huge old Totara tree in our garden which is home to a variety of birds, I see the Tuis often and there is a family of very shy Galas. I've tried many times to photograph them but they always sense I am there and take off in a hurry!
    The Kereru are wonderful birds and I see them at my neighbours from time to time - they might well perch out of sight in our Totara too!
    A joy to see your photos of our lovely birds!
    Shane

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