I’ve always loved blackbirds, robins and little sparrows that scurry around my mom’s garden. I love blackbirds singing, I think it’s the best way to wake up in the morning. New Zealand has given me many things, including more appreciation for bird life. Ulva Island was a perfect place for me then! I’m by no means a birdwatcher, but I enjoy seeing birds that are so different from what I know. I love it. During our visit to Ulva Island, we saw quite a few birds! We saw robins, a yellowhead, a fantail (sadly no photo), wood pigeons, a weka family, black oystercatchers, kakariki, a kaka bird and a South Island saddleback (sadly no photo). It was awesome!
Stewart Island robin (toutouwai)
Stewart Island weka
New Zealand wood pigeon (kereru)
New Zealand parakeet (kakariki)
Black oystercatchers (torea)
What are your favourite birds?
2 thoughts on “Bird life”
I love the birdlife here in NZ! It is just so diverse, the songs/calls are amazing. I have been trying to get a good photo of the Silvereyes that are always fluttering around in my garden, very pretty! I did make good friends with a Weka on the North Island, he kept trying to steal everything in our camp 🙂
It is! Birdlife in New Zealand is amazing! Silvereyes are so cute, but I don’t think I’ve seen one in real life. Weka seem like cheeky little fellows! 🙂
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