Young Tui in the garden today.

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Showing us their growing wattle feathers at the base of their throat.

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6 thoughts on “Young Tui in the garden today.

  1. Juliet

    What great photos Lynley, and how interesting it is to see the wattle feathers growing — like an adolescent growing a beard! I notice the plumage looks quite grey, or is that just the photo?

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    1. ordinarygood Post author

      Thanks Juliet. The birds were very obliging today. The wattles emerging is like a new beard! The harsh grey/white light today has made the plumage look grey. Young Tui are black with little colour as fledglings. So these birds are beginning to develop more adult tonings on their wings and tail. It is fun listening to them learn to sing!

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