Tui Tuesday

With Tui visiting the feeder very regularly now we were surprised to find that even with a group of us on the patio nearby over the weekend they still flew in to refresh themselves.
Our visitors enjoyed watching them and like us were surprised at how daring the birds were.
So on the basis of that I set up my chair on the edge of the patio and armed with camera sat and waited. My patience was rewarded.
So here is one of our frequent flyers, up close and personal.
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16 thoughts on “Tui Tuesday

    1. ordinarygood Post author

      Thanks Annie. What a treat to be able to get so close to these lovely birds in my garden. With all the gales we have in New Zealand the birds need strong claws to hold on, especially over the past few weeks!
      Tui are aggressive birds but tend to use their wings more to swoop and dive when stirred up.

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    1. ordinarygood Post author

      Ta. Obliging bird! I am beginning to recognise some of the Tui visitors now. I think there are 4 regulars and the sugar water is being drunk very quickly as the days lengthen. I may get the bigger model for Xmas.
      The wax eyes are a little harder to recognise πŸ˜‰

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      1. ordinarygood Post author

        I am loving them visiting too much to stop replenishing supplies. It is funny watching the juveniles learn to hop on to the feeder and to drink without spilling bits. It has been so cold and windy here I figure they can enjoy the extra option.
        We are very urban here too – are you rurally located?

    1. ordinarygood Post author

      You will truly understand the pleasure I am getting from this one Juliet. We are beginning to recognise some of the regulars now. It is exciting to see the younger ones join in.
      They definitely come to the feeder more in the cold, wet and stormy weather – Fast Food!

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