62 days ago

Friday Feathered Friend

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

This week's featured bird is the oystercatcher, courtesy of Simon Woolf.

"Pretty rapt to see a clutch of oystercatcher, chicks and their parents, on Wellington's coast tonight. The adult birds were back from last year, and have three young ones in tow.
The adult bird had just caught a worm and the competition was on, as to which bird would get a feed. The bird at the back is the runt, and was also the chick that was attacked by gulls.
It was also the chick that was not in any way defended by the parent birds, while the other two birds were well cared for. You certainly know which chick is the runt, when it runs only metres away from you, after being chased by a gull, and neither of the parent birds felt the inclination to attack me!
Life is cruel for a baby oystercatcher, however if you are the runt of the clutch, life is really hard!"

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14 hours ago

Way Back Wednesday

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Hey Neighbourly folk, what do you think is going on here? Hint, it used to be an annual event.

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1 day ago

Pears

Jane from Naenae

Hi neighbours,2 boxes Pears have been donated n would love you to come an get some.A.bit speckled but ok to Stew.Also buns n rolls.Hopefully we will have Tomatoes too.Pataka fully laden.nga mihi.

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3 hours ago

What's On: Wellington Ukulele Festival

Savannah from Ebdentown

Concert and workshop hosts Justin Reed and Shane McAlister lead a day to play, learn and have fun. Tickets $30 (booking fees apply). Book at www.expressions.org.nz
Wellington Ukulele Festival
  • Expressions Whirinaki Arts & Entertainment Centre