Wednesday, April 04, 2007
There are many birds on Old Forest, we woke to birdsong every morning and it was with us all day and every night we heard morepork, weka and once we heard a call that may have been from a kiwi. We saw kereru (wood pidgeon), tui, bellbird, fantail (both the pied phase and black phase), tomtit, robin and weka. Weka are not at all scared of people and are very curious, we had one visit us every afternoon/evening plus one came while we were out and it had pulled Jeff's socks out from the awning and also a bag of carrots and it had pecked holes in every carrot. On our last morning our visiting weka brought a chick with it, just a small round fluffy black ball.