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Sick Kaka

Sick Kaka

Sick KakaKaka, the New Zealand lowland parrot are more than common around the village. And are a source of great interest to our guests. If the weather is bad Iris will put out a weak sugar solution a for them, and generally there are apple slices on our bird table....
Signs of Spring

Signs of Spring

Signs of SpringThe last couple of years has spoiled us with fine settled spring weather. This year seems to be reverting to what we used to get, with September rainfall 198 mm and a couple of quite good gales, although they were thankfully reasonably short duration....
Spring Garden & Parakeets

Spring Garden & Parakeets

We have a Pseudopanax “goldsplash” in our garden. And it’s a very prolific seeder, and thus popular with much of our local birdlife. A couple of days ago Iris discovered a trio of Red Crowned Parakeets busy feeding on the fallen seed.

End of Winter

End of Winter

Fuchsia, on a lovely late winter morning End of Winter Well, in a couple of days it will be. Although I think the short term outlook for spring looks somewhat winter-ish. We’ve had quite a bit of rain. These last 5 days have averaged 20 odd mm per day and the...
Winter Snow

Winter Snow

Winter Blast I doubt very many New Zealanders were unaware of the winter storms which boomed up from the Southern Ocean these last few days. We didn’t escape, although not nearly so “snowy” as further north. Not unusual at all as although unpleasant...