Posts Tagged ‘ bird watching ’

Watch the birdie

Jul 1st, 2013 | By

It’s time to dust off the binoculars and sit out in the garden. The Great Garden Bird Survey is on again, and the more people out helping, the better. Over time it will provide a useful picture of how the birds around us have changed. This time last year N8N polished our binoculars and sat

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Watch the birdie

Jun 8th, 2012 | By

Way above us a scruffy little bird was gorging itself on kanuka leaves. Below, at least 25 keen ornithologists trained their binoculars fixedly on the oblivious creature. It was an orange fronted parakeet, all but hidden by the foliage but that didn’t dampen the enthusiasm – the bird we were almost seeing is among the

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On the lookout for garden birds

Jun 30th, 2011 | By

N8N gets help monitoring garden birds from Marley the cat, who really knows her stuff. We were taking part in the recent Garden Bird Survey, and on one sunny afternoon clocked up 14 species, including kingfisher, harrier, white-faced heron and mallard. Hopefully we’ll be bringing you some results in the not too distant future. The

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