Mudcat Café message #2611923 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #117366   Message #2611923
Posted By: GUEST,LTS in New Zealand
15-Apr-09 - 04:41 PM
Thread Name: BS: Birdwatching 2009
Subject: RE: BS: Birdwatching 2009
Been here less than 24 hours and so far notched up sparrows, blackbird and starling. The native birds I've seen so far are a pukeko (long legged moorhen type bird), black swan, a Welcome swallow and a Tui! There was a brown thing that looked like it might have been a barwit, but it's in the field behind the house so probably something else... There was a glimpse of oyster catchers (bit different to the English ones) but only fleeting, there's a possible sighting of a fantail - a bit like a long tailed tit - yet to confirm.