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Tui's love to take baths but won't do it unless the water is really clean. They throw themselves into the water, over and over again, having a big fluff and scratch in-between each time in the water. I have counted them going into the water at least 21 times, before flying off. We have 3 bird baths in our garden. All three are well used and I replace the water every day. We have put small perches beside each bath, to give the birds a place to have a preen. πŸ› #birdsofinstgram #photooftheday #picoftheday #instagood #bird #birds #newzealandbirds #pocket_birds #your_best_birds #igbirds #about_birds #almightybirds #best_birds_of_ig #birdsnz #birdsnewzealand #birdsofnewzealandΒ  #nznature #tui #birdbath

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ohthat_mrwakeman

Here are three shots of a four-spotted pennant dragonfly taken in succession it lifts abdomen from flat to almost 45 degrees i have no idea why #birds #bitdsofinstergram #birdwatching #nature #nuts _ #about_birds #perfect_birds #king_birds #eye_spy_birds #allmightybirds #your_best_bird #littleowl #bestbirdshots #@_best_birds_of_the_world

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Our Tuis are not frequenting the sugar water so much, all of a sudden. This is because several of their favourite trees have begun to flower. In particular Taiwanese Cherry (dark pink hanging blossoms) and the Kowhai tree (bright yellow hanging flowers). With its long curved beak, the Tui loves to drink the nectar from inside these bell-shaped flowers and by far prefers flower nectar over sugar water, when the flowers are in bloom.πŸ’ #birdsofinstgram #photooftheday #picoftheday #instagood #bird #birds #newzealandbirds #pocket_birds #your_best_birds #igbirds #about_birds #almightybirds #best_birds_of_ig #birdsnz #birdsnewzealand #birdsofnewzealandΒ  #nznature #tui

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Two little guys look so cute then they grow up and it's a different story l like them all Texas Alligators #birds #bitdsofinstergram #birdwatching #nature #nuts _ #about_birds #perfect_birds #king_birds #eye_spy_birds #allmightybirds #your_best_bird #littleowl #bestbirdshots #@_best_birds_of_the_world

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a pelican in Galveston bay believe it or it was fishing of the rock several times it jumped in scooping up fish then go back on the rock #birds #bitdsofinstergram #birdwatching #nature #nuts _ #about_birds #perfect_birds #king_birds #eye_spy_birds #allmightybirds #your_best_bird #littleowl #bestbirdshots #@_best_birds_of_the_world

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A Tui at our top sugar water feeder. This is β€œtheir”dish and when they see other birds there, they chase them out. Great antics πŸ˜†πŸ˜

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Waxeyes (also known as Whiteyes) enjoying our top feeder dish. This dish takes 1 litre of sugar water and I’m refilling it at least 5 times a day at present. These birds are very sociable together and seem to love feeding in groups. When they see a Tui in sight, they rush off, as happened at the end of this video. Very cute antics and enormously enjoyable to watch. 😘

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Waxeyes enjoying sugar water on our lower feeder that Tuis enjoy as well. This container takes 3 litres of liquid and they’re getting through that in half a day at the moment. It’s not as popular in Summer when there’s plenty of other nectar for them. 😍

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A beautiful male Blackbird all puffed up against the Wellington cold. On a visit to Zealand Wildlife Sanctuary we were amused to watch the Blackbirds hanging around the Kaka pellets' feeder. The Kaka (large native parrot) has to stand on a little platform on the feeder, in order to open the lid to get pellets out. The Blackbirds wait around the feeder and, the minute a Kaka steps on the platform and the lid opens, the Blackbirds dive in and grab out a pellet in a flash. I never saw them miss once. How clever is that? πŸ˜‡ #birdsofinstgram #photooftheday #picoftheday #instagood #bird #birds #newzealandbirds #pocket_birds #your_best_birds #igbirds #about_birds #almightybirds #best_birds_of_ig #birdsnz #birdsnewzealand #birdsofnewzealandΒ  #nznature #blackbird

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A beautiful female Blackbird all puffed up against the Wellington cold. On a visit to Zealand Wildlife Sanctuary we were amused to watch the Blackbirds hanging around the Kaka pellets' feeder. The Kaka (large native parrot) has to stand on a little platform on the feeder, in order to open the lid to get pellets out. The Blackbirds wait around the feeder and, the minute a Kaka steps on the platform and the lid opens, the Blackbirds dive in and grab out a pellet in a flash. I never saw them miss once. How clever is that? πŸ˜‡ #birdsofinstgram #photooftheday #picoftheday #instagood #bird #birds #newzealandbirds #pocket_birds #your_best_birds #igbirds #about_birds #almightybirds #best_birds_of_ig #birdsnz #birdsnewzealand #birdsofnewzealandΒ  #nznature #blackbird

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The South Island TakahΔ“ is a rare relic of the flightless, vegetarian bird fauna which once ranged New Zealand. Four specimens were collected from Fiordland between 1849 and 1898, after which takahΔ“ were considered to be extinct until famously rediscovered in the Murchison Mountains, west of Lake Te Anau, in 1948. Until the 1980s, takahΔ“ were confined in the wild to the Murchison Mountains. They have since been translocated to seven islands and several mainland sites, making them more accessible to many New Zealanders. This is one of a pair at Zealandia Wildlife Sanctuary in Wellington. πŸ¦‰ #birdsofinstgram #photooftheday #picoftheday #instagood #bird #birds #newzealandbirds #pocket_birds #your_best_birds #igbirds #about_birds #almightybirds #best_birds_of_ig #birdsnz #birdsnewzealand #birdsofnewzealandΒ  #nznature #takahe

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The New Zealand KAKA, is a large species of parrot of the family Nestoridae found in native forests of New Zealand. It is endangered. It's colouring is olive-brown with a grey-white crown, red-orange underwing and deep crimson belly and under-tail coverts. Males have a noticeably longer and deeper upper mandible and bigger head than females but this is generally only apparent when the two sexes are seen side by side. 😎 #birdsofinstgram #photooftheday #picoftheday #instagood #bird #birds #newzealandbirds #pocket_birds #your_best_birds #igbirds #about_birds #almightybirds #best_birds_of_ig #birdsnz #birdsnewzealand #birdsofnewzealand  #nznature

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The New Zealand KAKA, is a large species of parrot of the family Nestoridae found in native forests of New Zealand. It is endangered. It's colouring is olive-brown with a grey-white crown, red-orange underwing and deep crimson belly and under-tail coverts. Males have a noticeably longer and deeper upper mandible and bigger head than females but this is generally only apparent when the two sexes are seen side by side. 😎 #birdsofinstgram #photooftheday #picoftheday #instagood #bird #birds #newzealandbirds #pocket_birds #your_best_birds #igbirds #about_birds #almightybirds #best_birds_of_ig #birdsnz #birdsnewzealand #birdsofnewzealand  #nznature

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We have doves (Barbary Doves) and this is not all of them - there are almost half as many again, out of the picture. They come in, morning and late afternoon, for the food we put out. At the moment it’s pretty darned cold, so extras are coming in. Usually we might get about 30 doves, but in this cold we think there must be up to 80, especially in the mornings. They go through a 25kg bag of kibbled maize each few weeks. We love them 😍 #birdsofinstgram #photooftheday #picoftheday #instagood #bird #birds #newzealandbirds #pocket_birds #your_best_birds #igbirds #about_birds #almightybirds #best_birds_of_ig #birdsnz #birdsnewzealand #birdsofnewzealandΒ  #nznature #doves #barbarydove

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ohthat_mrwakeman

A pair of juvenile yellow crown night herons ones investigating a bit of fluff that drifted by at mills pond Austin Texas #birds #bitdsofinstergram #birdwatching #nature #nuts _ #about_birds #perfect_birds #king_birds #eye_spy_birds #allmightybirds #your_best_bird #littleowl #bestbirdshots #

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Proud mother and 14 duckling may23 proud mother and 10 juvenile july 8 well done mom at mill pond Austin Texas #birdsofinstergram #birdwatching #nature #nuts _ #about_birds #perfect_birds #king_birds #eye_spy_birds #allmightybirds #your_best_bird #littleowl #bestbirdshots #

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This red tailed hawk is actually standing on a squirrel it has just taken at berry springs park Texas #birds #bitdsofinstergram #birdwatching #nature #nuts _ #about_birds #perfect_birds #king_birds #eye_spy_birds #allmightybirds #your_best_bird #littleowl #bestbirdshots #

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A juvenile blue heron transitioning from white to adult blue at Brazos Bend State Park Texas #birds #bitdsofinstergram #birdwatching #nature #nuts _ #about_birds #perfect_birds #king_birds #eye_spy_birds #allmightybirds #your_best_bird #littleowl #bestbirdshots #

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Tuis enjoying the sugar water that we put out. This container needs refilling 3 or 4 times each day. We love watching their antics as they dart about, through the trees, chasing each other and having little contratantes 🌞 #birdsofinstgram #photooftheday #picoftheday #instagood #bird #birds #newzealandbirds #pocket_birds #your_best_birds #igbirds #about_birds #almightybirds #best_birds_of_ig #birdsnz #birdsnewzealand #birdsofnewzealand  #nznature #tui

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We love our Tuis. At this time of year food is scarce for them, so they gather in groups to enjoy the sugar water we put out. I have to refill this container about 3 times each day 🌞 #birdsofinstgram #photooftheday #picoftheday #instagood #bird #birds #newzealandbirds #pocket_birds #your_best_birds #igbirds #about_birds #almightybirds #best_birds_of_ig #birdsnz #birdsnewzealand #birdsofnewzealand  #nznature #tui

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Waxeyes group around in little bands. Where there’s one, there’s at least ten. Here they are enjoying sugar water in our garden 🌝 #birdsofinstgram #photooftheday #picoftheday #instagood #bird #birds #newzealandbirds #pocket_birds #your_best_birds #igbirds #about_birds #almightybirds #best_birds_of_ig #birdsnz #birdsnewzealand #birdsofnewzealandΒ  #nznature

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(Phone pics taken through a rain splattered window) Over two days and nights of non-stop rain our dove population increased, as more and more of them came in to feed. Poor things were really hungry and cold. Usually we get up to 50 doves feeding on the kibbled maize we put out, but this time the numbers grew to around 80, so I added an extra feeding dish (not in the pictures). Barbary doves seem to have no worries with personal space and, when there’s a bunch of them feeding in a small space, just stand on the backs of other doves so they can get to the food. They are a most communal bird and hang about in groups. If one sits on our satellite dish, then 8 others are soon there. They seem clutzy and careless birds, yet are also amiable and interested in what’s happening when we go outside. 🐦🐀🐧 #birdsofinstgram #photooftheday #picoftheday #instagood #bird #birds #newzealandbirds #pocket_birds #your_best_birds #igbirds #about_birds #almightybirds #best_birds_of_ig #birdsnz #birdsnewzealand #birdsofnewzealandΒ  #nznature #doves

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milindgogte

Euracian Collared Dove, Mayureshwar Wildlife Sanctuary, Pune, Maharashtra India #collardove #eurasian #tree #canon #camera #about_birds #natgeoyourshot #natgeocreativ #animalkingdom #bbc_earth #indianwildlifephotographer #

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Today the doves came to help me in the garden. They are really good at weeding in pots....peck peck peck. After a session of strenuous weeding, they went for drinks, then before they flew off for a day of hanging about in trees, the doves did a mass balancing trick on our internet wire......wobble wobble wobble. πŸ₯πŸ₯ #birdsofinstgram #photooftheday #picoftheday #instagood #bird #birds #newzealandbirds #pocket_birds #your_best_birds #igbirds #about_birds #almightybirds #best_birds_of_ig #birdsnz #birdsnewzealand #birdsofnewzealandΒ  #nznature #nikond750

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After our being out for all of yesterday, the birdy cafe ran out of refreshments. All is restored today. This is the time of year when Tui's go crazy, puffing up, arguing, doing acrobatics and chasing each other all through the trees - and drinking many litres of sugar water each day. I had two, 3 litre containers full of sugar water, out for them yesterday and both were dry by the end of the day. Bless them πŸ¦πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘ #birdsofinstgram #photooftheday #picoftheday #instagood #bird #birds #newzealandbirds #pocket_birds #your_best_birds #igbirds #about_birds #almightybirds #best_birds_of_ig #birdsnz #birdsnewzealand #birdsofnewzealandΒ  #nznature #tui #tuis

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One of the other doves came down to visit with baby today. I was hoping this would happen and have been throwing down food near the net teepee, to encourage visitors. πŸ₯πŸ₯πŸ¦†πŸ¦† #birdsofinstgram #photooftheday #picoftheday #instagood #bird #birds #newzealandbirds #pocket_birds #your_best_birds #igbirds #about_birds #almightybirds #best_birds_of_ig #birdsnz #birdsnewzealand #birdsofnewzealandΒ  #nznature #doves

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Sun 8 April: We have a breakthrough. Baby Dove has jumped onto the perch all by herself. Earlier I noticed she was pushing at the net around the edges of the enclosure, so these two changes are the first signs of her growing independence. πŸ₯πŸ₯πŸ¦†πŸ¦† #birdsofinstgram #photooftheday #picoftheday #instagood #bird #birds #newzealandbirds #pocket_birds #your_best_birds #igbirds #about_birds #almightybirds #best_birds_of_ig #birdsnz #birdsnewzealand #birdsofnewzealandΒ  #nznature #doves

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Baby dove is outside in her mosquito net teepee, pecking about on the lawn. She's now 39 days old and becoming more active - and more and more flexing her wings and trying to fly - lifted off the ground about 5mm yesterday. Her feathers are in great condition and she has a good appetite/pooing ability - and shes a liitle sweetie πŸ₯πŸ₯πŸ¦†πŸ¦† #birdsofinstgram #photooftheday #picoftheday #instagood #bird #birds #newzealandbirds #pocket_birds #your_best_birds #igbirds #about_birds #almightybirds #best_birds_of_ig #birdsnz #birdsnewzealand #birdsofnewzealandΒ  #nznature #doves

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