Steps wrote:Our last home of 27yrs.. moved few months ago... had a huge banskia tree and eventually 1 tui
The single call, 1st bird to wake (just before sunrise.. up last to go to sleep just after sun rise
Then our karaka, puriri, totara and many other trees grew, bringing in more birds and more tui.
Once we had more than a couple then because a huge variety of calls....aerobatic fights, even dropping out of the tree, confident in their fly path , often taping us on the head with a wing while in the garden or walking out the back door.
Then they started nesting in local trees and little suburban park....whole families of tui..
Something we where going to miss along with the fantails etc.
New home..And yes.. tuis nesting in the trees over the back section..youngsters doing their squabble aerobatics, fan tails fantails.
And along with fantails flicking thru the deck area, the tuis hanging off the 5 fingers feeding 2 to 3 ms away while we have a cup tea.
If have single tuis, increase the food supply.. trees get more and the whole situation changes dramatically.
I wonder if there are any tui-enticing-trees that I can grow to maturity over night or I should put out some nectar... but then I'd need to get the new tuis to bring new and better song with them...