Words and picture from Louise Thomas.
"It's often as hard to get one of these sitting down as it is to get one in flight. Welcome swallow/warou (Hirundo neoxena). The pink background is caused by the colourful pink aquatic weeds on the fresh water pond at Pauatahanui. Usually hawking in a circuit over the pond, one of the swallows rested briefly to have a good stretch on a stick poking out of the water."
Hello Neighbours I’ve just moved down to Wellington from Auckland with just my back pack of clothes. Someone mentioned to ask on here. Would anybody be able to help me out with food, Any household items, M/L/XL lclothes please? And if anyone had a spare tv/laptop or even a phone would be brilliant. I’m trying to get back on my feet moving away from Auckland for a fresh start. So far Wellington is great thanks
This week we feature Siam the klepto-cat. Not sure where Siam lives but the submission made by Sine Goldfinch was to good to ignore.
"Siam came in my cat door six years ago with this sponge in his mouth and dropped it at my feet as a gift for me. His owner gave him to me because he just refused to go and six years on, he still brings the same sponge to me every night. I'm pretty sure it is the equivalent of roses in his mind."
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Technically it is not a Feathered Friend but this a lovely pic from Rosa Marie after her recent visit to Zealandia. Weta used to be much more common, when was the last time you saw a weta in your garden?