8/12/15

tuis in the park

This is a tui, a native New Zealand bird, upside down eating nectar from the flowers. Besides their wonderful metallic trademark sound, they make all kinds of other sounds and if you click here you'll find a link to hear them. 

Springtime must be near because they are usually seen one at a time. I think we found a courting couple.



15 comments:

EG CameraGirl said...

Gosh, if you have flowers I would call it spring already. :))

Margaret Adamson said...

I liked seeing and hearing the Betty.

Sharon Wagner said...

Another new bird to me. Great backdrop too.

Ela said...

Beautiful scenes from the life of birds !!
Lovely pictures !
Greetings

daisy g said...

What a beautiful song. Aren't they just lovely. Thank you for stopping by The Maple Hill Hop!

Hannah said...

What fantastic birds, the white poufy feathers on the throat and marvelous ruff, plus the iridescent wings and marvelous metallic calls. Thanks for showing them, and the great video link.

DeniseinVA said...

Wonderful photos of these splendid birds Betty. Thanks for sharing them, so enjoyable to see birds in New Zealand.

doodles n daydreams said...

Oh we're expecting more snow this weekend so it is nice to see your spring pictures. I'm away to listen to he bird call now.

Diana

Rhonda Albom said...

Like you, I love seeing and hearing the Tuis.

John said...

I would call flowers spring too

don said...

I like this shot of the acrobatic bird who is eating upside-down. A fine series.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

My goodness - what interesting and noisy birds! The flowering tree is a beautiful place to carry on their courtship! Looks like a lovely early Spring!

Donna said...

What an interesting bird that reminds me of our red-winged blackbirds.

Rambling Woods said...

I agree...an interesting bird.. You must be happy going toward spring as we move toward fall.... Thank you for linking in this week... Michelle

Ida said...

What a pretty pink flowering tree. Can't say I'd want to hang upside down to eat like that bird. Pretty neat feat.