❤️Snuggly fantail progress! ❤️ I'm all set for my big Friday night in. I'm such a homebody... This is what excites me 😂.... Eating fish and chips ✔️ Having the fire going ✔️ Watching Call the midwife ✔️ What's your perfect Friday night look like?
The native passionfruit / kohia is an important climber in Putaringamotu / Riccarton Bush. Its orange fruit; which are very visible at this time of year; are important food for native birds. It is easily recognised by its dark green glossy leaves climbing into the canopy above. #nativefruit#nznative#autumnfruit#biodiversity
The beginnings of a new artwork! Who out there loves fantails?? I have one outside my studio window that visits me every few days and it's so inquisitive and cute! 😍😍 This incredible image was photographed by @omakiwi (p.s. I should be doing a Tui artwork right now... But have really struggled to find the perfect pictures to work from. Any bird photographers out there have some epic full body Tui photos that you wouldn't mind having drawn? .. DM me ❤️)
I'm fond of the fuzzy butthole effect of this yet to open NZ daisy.
A chirpy wee Hihi (Stitchbird)! These birds are the only ones in the world known to mate face to face 🐦 🙊 and have a very distinctive ‘stitch’ call that is loud and quick. They are close relatives of the extinct Huia and can be seen at @visit_zealandia ! One of my favourite endemic birds 🦅 #birdseries