Morepork Owl Ninox novaeseelandiae
|2006-06-24. "One day last winter as I walked down our path I glanced up and there she was - a fluffy wee bundle of brown staring down at me. I told the rest of the family and we all looked and talked to her but she was not the least bit perturbed and everyday she was there much to our amazement and joy, until spring arrived - and off she went - never to return I thought, although I checked every day - until lo and behold - once the weather got cold again - there she was again. So now, when it's cold every day, so too is she there every day, although not so often on warm days.|
She is a N.Z. Morepork, a normal wild one which we have not yet tried to feed. My 5 year old daughter decided she was a girl and named her Annabelle. But the incredible and delightful part is the proximity - she sits only a metre away from your head as you stand on the path which is right beside our house and this is a pretty rare bird especially in the middle of a city of 100,000 people."
Photographer: Jules Radich © Copyright