Two conversations yesterday

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



10 thoughts on “Two conversations yesterday

    1. ordinarygood Post author

      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.

      1. ordinarygood Post author

        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.

    1. ordinarygood Post author

      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.


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