Kakariki sighted!

Kakariki - Red crowned parakeet

Gil Roper reports that four juvenile kakariki were heard and then sighted in Redwood Bush on Monday morning 14 November, 2022. They were seen by members of the U3A Botany group near the two huge pukatea trees, beside the stream that crosses the track in the gully between Achilles Close and Peterhouse Street. As these birds were much smaller than adult birds, with their green plumage and a red top notch on their heads, it is an indication that they have recently fledged from a Spring nesting in Redwood Bush. This is an indication of the effectiveness of pest control being undertaken, plus the food availability in the bush.

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