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Autumn in NZ (1 Viewer)

We are having a very mild autumn in the south of New Zealnd. It is great for birds. The Tui and Bellbirds have a new food source in the forest canopy (maybe Miro berries). This makes Tuis especially very vocal and aggresive with very fast low level flying and chasing off competitive birds. Kereru (wood pigeon) are usually not resident here on the shoreline but I saw a small flock yesterday. Fantails are more numerous, probably due to the fact that I have killed 10 feral cats in the last month.The resident fernbirds at Bushy Point are still easily seen from the boardwalk but are less territorial and harder to attract by call. We have not seen kingfisher for some time but have seen them again in the last 2 days.
So we are hoping for a kind winter for the birds.

Sydney has just had the second warmest April in 100 years. Unfortunately this has extended the drought conditions for the birds and farmers.

Keep up the good work on the feral cats. Are possums a problem where you live?

Best regards

Over 500 possums dispatched since buying the property. We still get 20 or so per annum. 113 cats in total as well as stoats& ferrets. Invasive pest plants are also a big problem, gorse, broom, darwin's barberry, chilean flame creeper, blackberry,grey willow, all need control. Best wishes
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