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Evening Kiwi Sighting

All this season we’ve been showing our guests where they might see a kiwi in the evening, and a post in February had a short video taken by a guest.

And on Monday evening guests at Kowhai Lane saw one. So Iris & I decided we would go and have a look. Not a pleasant evening, blowing a gale and intermittent heavy squally showers, but at 1745 off we went.

 

We hadn’t gone more than a few metres and heard a young (??) male calling just beside the path. Then for the next 7 or 8 minutes we were entertained by not one but two young male kiwi rushing around us, They seemed quite hyper, but kept coming back around our feet. The footage attached is a condensed version of what we saw. As we left we came across another couple who had been watching a third bird, and by their description, a female.

So home by 1815, a very successful evening

Autumn Fungi on Ulva Island

Autumn Fungi on Ulva Island

Autumn Fungi on Ulva Island

Autumn Fungi on Ulva Island

 

While we can find fungi all through the year, autumn is generally the best time to view these interesting residents in our forest. The last few years have not been all that good, but this year is noticeably better. Although not the best we’ve had. What I know about fungi could be written on the back of a post card with a felt nibbed pen. But they do fascinate me with their colours and form

 

Autumn Fungi on Ulva Island

Autumn Fungi on Ulva Island

Autumn Fungi on Ulva Island

Autumn Fungi on Ulva Island
Autumn Fungi on Ulva Island
Autumn Fungi on Ulva Island