This week, thanks to my telephoto lens, I am able to share images of native local bird the Tui. It is also known as the ‘Parson Bird’ because of its white front like the top of a vicar’s outfit. It’s feathers are actually a blue black colour and I hope I captured the sheen of the feathers a little bit.
The Tui bird likes sweet nectar which it finds in our flax flowers. The flower stems are about 3 metres (just under 9ft) tall. Strong stems shoot up like rockets and then open as a tasty feast for the birds.
The photo below was taken on a very bright day but I hope you can see the lovely flowers.
We want to thank you all for your support and encouragement since the loss of Harvey then Dot. It hit mum hard and life became a struggle. Things are not easy for any of us but everyone is so supportive here, so thank you, we love you all to bits.