And a kereru in a dead birch tree

This silver birch has been sickly for years and our neighbors finally decided to take it down. They’d been holding off because a bunch of birds seem to enjoy perching in its bare branches, including morepork (owls) and kereru (wood pigeons).

On the day the arborist came, even with the chainsaw idling ominously, the kereru came by for one last look around.

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