Thursday, April 28, 2011

Feeding Frenzy

During March and April there was much activity in our North Shore bush reserves by native birds, particularly the tui and kereru as they build up food reserves.

Enjoying a feeding frenzy amongst the kahikatea, mahoe and puriri trees, the fruiting bodies of these trees provide an important resource for these and other birds.

Apparently intoxicated by their activity some birds, like this tui, appear to risk precarious positions to get to their chosen fruit.