They dart and swoop around with their v-shaped wings and forked tails. They line up on wire fences. At certain times of the year you’ll find their mud nests above an outside light fitting, or high in the garage. He aha tērā? What is that?
With any luck there won’t be more delays from Covid! The Spinifex planting day is now confirmed for Saturday 25 September 2021. Time to be confirmed, but probably 9 or 10 am. Bring yourselves and some friends.
Past planting days have been all finished within an hour or two.
Don’t worry if you can’t attend the whole time — even a half hour of planting is a great help.
Council will be digging the holes — we just have to put the plants in the ground.
I’ll post again closer to the day with a confirmation of time and some reminders about how best to plant the spinifex (what depth etc).
Some may describe this bird as a fancy sparrow, but look closely and you’ll see the greenish colours and the yellow stripe on the wing edge. This one was feasting on rosemary. He aha tērā? What is that?