Two conversations yesterday 10 Replies The Tui are back at the feeders after a very quiet period in the last 4-6 weeks. There are lots of conversations going on. Some friendly enough…. Others not so much AdvertisementShare this:FacebookEmailPrintPinterestMoreLinkedInLike this:Like Loading... Related
they both look a bit cross really …
Tui cultivate a cross look! The first photo was a pair who sang and chuckled away at each for ages. Perhaps a little courting going on??? No aggression in that exchange but plenty of aggro in the second photo.
maybe you should tell them to smile next time… 🙂
I wonder if the tongue waggling that was happening between the two on the fence was the Tui equivalent of a smile?? :-))
This morning when I went to top up the sugar water I got with a couple of feet of two in non-aggro “conversation” but my camera was inside :-(( Up so close I could hear also a purring sound at times coming from the birds. They are fascinating.
Wonderful photos! Julie
Thank you Julie. Not many Tui in the garden at the moment. They are out in the flaxes I imagine.
Haha, love these, Lyn! 🙂
Aren’t they characters? I’ve missed the crowds!
How lovely to be able to get so close you can hear them ‘purring’! 🙂
Many of the Tui are remarkably trusting. I can get within just over an arm’s length from some when they are at the feeder. Their range of song/notes/sounds is incredible.