This is a bit of a remix. We had a resident tui when we were living in Auckland in 2014 to 2018, she (I prefer to think of her as a she) was very vocal, flirty and beautiful. The Polish Bear got a very impressive Sony camera that was great for these close up shots taken from faraway.
Behold the tui. Songstress with the most gorgeous cadence and sonorous sonata, native latter day dinosaur of the shaky isles. Every throat gargle and warbling melodious titter could be experienced so much clear when viewed through the lens of our new camera. This little beauty was in our garden the other day crying out to the heavens and just generally revelling in her marvelous magnificence. We were transfixed from our window. Goodbye Orakei, suburb of birds, overgrown fern fronts and endless arterials of bloated traffic. Hello Wellington.
If you are curious, here is what she sounds like…
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Wonderful close up. My bird shots are more like dust on the lens
Yes, it’s hard to get a decent shot of their flittering wings and twittering beauty without a good camera. These images were taken by my parter with an expensive DSLR of some kind 😉
Yeah you can see the quality of the lens. Impossible to get those sort of shots on normal cameras..
Beautiful sound and pictures!
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Thanks Kev I’m so glad you enjoyed it 🤗😻