Written by Marjorie Dawson

New Zealand Tui Bird Portrait

New Zealand Tui Bird Portrait

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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.

Marjorie Dawson

Marjorie is a motorbike riding blogger and award winning cat photographer who believes that everyone can shoot and edit wonderful pictures they love regardless of the camera they use.

She is a Professional member of the Cat Writers Association, Kuykendall Image Award winner and published photographer at the Guardian newspaper.

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7 thoughts on “New Zealand Tui Bird Portrait”

  1. That Tui bird is beautiful. The coat reminds us a little of the grackles we have here.

    We understand about how hard it is in the wake of losing your beloved Harvey and Dot. It’s been a struggle without our Gracie, too. Hugs, love and purrs to you, dear friend.

  2. A delightful picture. Clearly you can get great shots from those bigger lenses! Here’s to many more in 2021.


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