Friday Photo: 19 April

April 19th, 2013 at 8:58 am by Chthoniid

Fresh from the camera (no cropping or editing)

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I might add that while it’s enjoyable to have these birds living next to us, they can also make a spectacular mess on the car.

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8 Responses to “Friday Photo: 19 April”

  1. gravedodger (1,566 comments) says:

    Sensationally destructive when alighting in trees and their grazing of shooting buds both leaf and floral can devastate some trees to point of death.

    Asked a ‘green’ m8 for a solution when they had killed one apricot in an establishing garden and threatened two more, suggested solution involved my .22 but I understand repercussions can be somewhat onerous unless one can involve indigenous culture.

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  2. RRM (9,924 comments) says:

    Wild cherry trees grow like weeds all over my town. These guys are the reason. They don’t seem to do the big one by my back fence any harm…?

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  3. krazykiwi (9,186 comments) says:

    they can also make a spectacular mess on the car

    … and Wellington-based visitors to Tiritiri. I needed hosing down!

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  4. Chthoniid (2,047 comments) says:

    @RRM We have a lot of nikaus and cabbage trees around us- as well as a mix of some introduced trees. The kereru seem to be doing ok despite the fascination they hold for the local cats

    @krazykiwi …the kids here have had some exciting near-misses too

    @gravedodger …it’s a dilemma.

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  5. sifty (23 comments) says:

    Stunning with a juniper berry and pinor noir reduction especially when they have been feasting on miro berries for a few weeks and have fattened up.

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  6. Ross Nixon (559 comments) says:

    Yummy!

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  7. David Farrar (1,898 comments) says:

    Great image.

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  8. pq (728 comments) says:

    yes it is a great image, big breast , no wonder Maori ate it

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