Kea had “crossed a line in the sand” – bloody winged Saddam Husseins


Stuff has a story about large numbers kea that have moved into Kaiteriteri.

They are annoying the locals.

One photo shows kea attacking a solar array on someone’s roof.

Pesky kea are again bothering homeowners in Kaiteriteri, a seaside town in the Tasman district, and the message from authorities is that humans have to learn to co-exist with the curious birds. ? Read more »

Gareth isn’t the only one who kills penguins

It appears that not only cats kill cute ?little birds…and Gareth Morgan isn’t the only one to kill penguins:

A little blue penguin has died after being? picked up and handled by members of the public.

Department of Conservation Motueka? biodiversity manager Bruce Vander Lee said DOC received reports on Tuesday of a penguin? being? seen under a bush at Little Kaiteriteri near a pipe which he thought it may have been using as a burrow.

??At that point someone decided it needed help and moved it.??

DOC Motuka? then received a chain of phone calls about the penguin being handled.? Read more »