|My natiive corner with our farm waterwheel|
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Finally I think we can officially say spring is on its way.
After last summer's dreary weather and a wet... wet...wet...winter is is such a joy to see sunshine.
The daffodils are out, the flowering may is showing colour, the early scarlet rhodo and white tulip magnolia have turned my driveway into a picturesque scene.
The birds are singing and this morning I watched a blackbird methodically line up a heap of worms so I guess she's feeding babies in the hedgerow somewhere.
|My back garden|
Tuis and bellbirds are regular visitors and the big bellied native pigeons often call by.
|My front garden from my lounge window|
Then we have regular visits by mynas chaffinches, green finches, goldfinches and sparrows and the very occasional yellowhammer....but they are more open country birds.
But by far the highlight for me was the recent visit to my garden of a NZ native falcon. I have only ever seen one other...and that was in one of our country gardens. They are very rare visitors this far north. But as I have free flight ring-neck and lace-neck doves who come into my maize feeder I guess the falcon was after an easy meal.
|The wrought iron archway and rose bed|