Tag Archives: birds

Tidbits From the Late Great John Clarke

Tidbits From the Late Great John Clarke

Photographing birds and tinkering with words were two of the late John Clarke’s favourite pastimes. In a Guardian article, they come together in excerpts from a new book showcasing the New Zealander’s body of…

NZ Bird Recognise People, Show Different Personalities

NZ Bird Recognise People, Show Different Personalities

A study has revealed that a native New Zealand bird is able to recognise different humans. Researchers at Victoria University found that the North Island Robin, or toutouwai, reacts differently to humans by timing…

Deservedly Great Painter

Deservedly Great Painter

New Zealand artist Don Binney, best known for his striking emblematic paintings of birds, has died in Auckland aged 72. Binney worked in oil, acrylic, charcoal, ink and carbon pencil. Many public collections feature…

Freedom For Little Blues

Freedom For Little Blues

Forty-nine little blue penguins rescued from the Rena oil spill that occurred in October off the coast of Tauranga have been returned to the wild at Mt Maunganui beach. Most of them immediately ran…

God Save Thee, Ancient Mariner!

God Save Thee, Ancient Mariner!

The mariner soon learnt his lesson, but it doesn’t seem to have rubbed off on today’s fishermen, with one of the world’s most majestic seabirds threatened with extinction from long-line fishing, and environmental and habitat pollution. The…

Crack Kiwi Anti-predator Experts Keep Puffin Puffing

Crack Kiwi Anti-predator Experts Keep Puffin Puffing

Bird-counting volunteer Louise Tickle sees positive effects of New Zealand wildlife preservation techniques on British seabird populations.