Cityhop co-founder, Victoria Carter has a kereru that visits her bird bath each evening. “To see this magnificent native wood pigeon land on the edge of the bird bath is the most extraordinary sight,” she says.
“We live right on a main road but our garden is full of the most amazing bird life despite having a dog. Lucy dog has learned the morning bread thrown on the lawn is out of bounds!
The photo of the pigeon on the birdbath isn’t the best photo I’ve ever taken but proof adds Victoria! The first time it appeared we were so surprised but since then it comes back most nights for a drink!
But there’s more!
“Our garden is full of tui’s diving, squawking and chasing eachother, and we have the usual array of other birds, grey doves, sparrows, thrushes, and many more.
On Saturday I was having a coffee with a friend and to our amazement there was a rustle of wings in our magnolias and suddenly the majestic wood pigeon arrived on the bird bath and suddenly with another flourish of wings a second arrived and promptly sat in the water bathing itself!
My first thought was get a camera, where’s my phone, but they were inside and I didn’t want to frighten them off. They were startled by something else and flew into our neighbour’s frangipani tree and sucked the flower’s necter.
We felt so priviliged to be watching this amazing bird life on a main road!