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Posts from the ‘Animals’ Category

Monarch Butterflies in Woodham Park

May 24, 2017

As they do every year, the Monarch Butterflies are now living in large clusters in our local parks. My photo from today is from Woodham Park on Woodham road – where the butterflies cluster in the large Gingko biloba (Maidenhair Tree) that’s not far from the playground.

Here’s a short video I captured as well.


Waxeyes feeding from my bird feeder

May 16, 2017

I’ve recently started feeding the local birds and noticed they had cleared out the feeder of the wild bird seed. So I propped up some old molenburg bread we had and was amazed to find this many waxeyes all over the feeder. They were clearly loving it. They also love fat balls and apples.


Return of the kotuku

May 5, 2017

Every year around late April a lone kotuku returns to the section of water that runs along the top of Linwood Avenue.

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The Bee and the Monarch

April 19, 2017

I was intent on photographing this Monarch butterfly in my garden this morning when a bee dropped in to explore the same flower. The garden is full of butterflies and bees which is a great sign.


Muscovy Duck

April 18, 2017

This Muscovy duck was hanging out near the Nikau Bakery (opposite The Tannery).

You can learn more about Muscovy Ducks at