Tui on Tuesday

No snow here but it is brutally cold and a local mountain road is closed at the moment due to snow.

Yesterday I braved the increasingly icy conditions in a patch of welcome, but brief sunshine to check out the Tuis.

This one had enjoyed a vigorous bath in our spouting which was still full of rain from recent showers.

From the bathing site the Tui fly to a nearby tree and shake out their feathers, preen, scratch, shake some more and sing about the joys of a free wash and dry, no matter the weather.
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4 thoughts on “Tui on Tuesday

    1. ordinarygood Post author

      No snow here but simply bitter here too. I have seen some Tui puffing up their feathers against the cold but it does not deter them from taking a bath and doing their ablutions with a song on their beaks:-) Fine feathered friends!!

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