Friday, 9 August 2013

Supermarket Tree on Tiritiri Matangi

On my trip to Tiritiri Matangi I was most impressed by the knowledgeable volunteer guides who took small groups around the pathways in search of birds. Our guide carried some of the stunning photographs he'd taken, to show us characteristics of birds and plants. He also knew all the good places to stop and look.
One place we stopped was by what he called the 'supermarket tree',it was easy to see how it got its name. This big Puriri tree was full of tui, bellbirds, stitch birds, white heads and kereru. On the ground below were robins scratching around. The big attraction were the Puriri flowers - the nectar must be very tasty and full of energy.