A woodchat shrike! Expect lots more pics of this floofball- a completely new bird to me and I totally fell in love with it. 😂
Like the nuthatch, I got much better quality pics on my second trip, which I’ll post soon!
Following up to yesterday’s post, here’s a gorgeous female hihi (stitchbird). Photo by @melissa_boardman_photography 🌿
Female hihi are a light brown colour with streaks of yellow and white, and they don’t have the white ear tufts like the males do. They’re extremely cute and timid, so it’s always a treat when one reveals itself to you 🌿
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This little Superb Fairy-wren stopped momentarily from flitting about this bush enough for me to grab a few shots.
Breathe with unconditional breath
the unconditioned air.
Shun electric wire.
Communicate slowly. Live
a three-dimensioned life;
stay away from screens.
Stay away from anything
that obscures the place it is in.
There are no unsacred places;
there are only sacred places
and desecrated places.
Accept what comes from silence.
Make the best you can of it.
Of the little words that come
out of silence, like prayers
prayed back to the one who prays,
make a poem that does not disturb
the silence from which it came. ~Wendell Berry, from “How To Be a Poet”