Thursday, October 25, 2007

Pukehos in Pasture

We have a family of pukehos living in our paddock.Their home is alongside the ditch behind the hedge. I had to take this photo with my arm stretched out over the hedge, balanced precariously and snapping blindly, which is why it is very unclear..sorry. Their home has now become a little more exposed because Ian was baling hay nearby yesterday. Last Spring there were four pukehos, a typical nuclear family, but this year their numbers have grown and this morning I counted two parents and four juniors. They all crossed my path in an aloof sort of way, and I so wished I had my camera then.

Yesterday I received the invitation to join Ravelry . Yes, I am very excited about all the time I am going to spend on this wonderful knitting and crochet site, maybe I will have to "allow myself" a certain portion of time each day, otherwise I could imagine hours could be spent gazing in wonder at all the patterns and knitting projects. Hmm, blogging is rather addictive too don't you think!


Kimberlee + Lies said...

I remember the first time I saw a pukekho, I thought they looked amazing and elegant and was surprised they were considered pests.

thanks for taking the photo, I still love those birds


caireen said...

oh yes - reading this in dressing gown, haven't even had breakfast yet (should I reveal this?). Interesting looking birds! reminds me of the Roadrunner a relative has come eat from her garden table.. cx

Trisha said...

My Mum had pukeko's on their farm as well. The babies are so lovely ..... all black and fluffy. Sometimes the dog used to bring them home v carefully in his mouth to be looked after. Very stalky sort of birds.

Nikki (Mother of the Devil Child) said...

Ooo I'm nicklet on Ravelry. You must join our New Zealand group. :)


Yes, i am totally addicted to blogging!