Tanya Jenkins is manager of the Owl I don’t care what day it is it’s early I’m grumpy I want books and tea vintage shirt Avon-Heathcote Estuary Ihutai Trust, a non-profit organization founded in 2002 to protect one of New Zealand’s most important coastal wetlands. Every week, she introduces a new species of bird found at the mouth of the river. Her aim is to increase understanding of the values and uniqueness of the area.
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Who would have thought that around our estuary there were some resident owls.
The cat owl, also known as the German owl, is a brown and gray bird with white spots / streaks. Weighing around 170gm and measuring just 23cm tall, they’re definitely the Owl I don’t care what day it is it’s early I’m grumpy I want books and tea vintage shirt cutest owl you’ll ever see.
They were brought into New Zealand between 1906 and 1910 from Germany and, in addition to a pair delivered to Rotorua, they were released on the South Island, where along the east coast they are doing very well.
The reason for this import scheme at the time was for owls to help control small exotic birds that harm grain and fruit trees.
But like many other introduced species, why do they only eat those when they also love beetles, moths, earbugs, frogs and lizards?
Surprisingly, unlike the more known morepork owls, the Owl I don’t care what day it is it’s early I’m grumpy I want books and tea vintage shirt little owl feeds at dawn and dusk. During the day they are quite content to perch on a lamppost, a fence or on a tree.
It is not surprising that our estuaries are classified as “wetlands of international importance” due to the diversity and number of birds that reside there.
It’s up to us to make sure they are safe from incoming predators and have a plentiful and healthy supply of food, so they can stay here.
The control of predators around the Owl I don’t care what day it is it’s early I’m grumpy I want books and tea vintage shirt estuary is done by the council, but we can all make sure we have mouse traps in our garden to assist with this.
Keeping our dogs in the lead not to scare the Owl I don’t care what day it is it’s early I’m grumpy I want books and tea vintage shirt birds, especially when many birds are setting up nesting sites, is also extremely important.
I can highly recommend dog owners to the Bexley Reserve dog park near Pages Rd. There is ample parking and large fenced play areas and dog run areas that do not disturb the bird’s life.