When the Parson Calls.....

The New Zealand tui [pronounced too-ee], is a delightful noisy bird that mostly lives in our native bush/forests. Sometimes referred to as the 'parson bird', due to its white throated collar, its calls are varied and delightful.

Having a dual voice box the tui is able to produce 'sounds that range from a loud and complicated mix of tuneful notes, interspersed with coughs, grunts and wheezes.'[Google]

This morning as I write, I can hear a tui nearby, which is rather wonderful as they don't often visit suburbia.....



tui sermons...

Frank from dVerse has prompted us to write a haibun [prose/haiku] to do with bird calls.

Here is the link: Bird Songs

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