[Tweeters] winter is coming!

Devorah the Ornithologist birdologist at gmail.com
Tue Jun 2 00:36:33 PDT 2015


hello everyone,

if you watch Game of Thrones, you might think i am talking about the phrase
"winter is coming" that they repeat ad nauseam.

well, no.

i am talking about New Zealand, the land of upside down seasons from those
in the northern hemisphere. and i am also talking about tiny birds. in this
case, i am talking about New Zealand fantails, which are commonly known by
their Maori name, pīwakawaka.

inspired by the most adorable photograph i've seen in 2015 (so far), i
hunted down the photographer and got permission to share this photograph
with my readers. the photographer also shared a video, so i wrote an
informative little piece about New Zealand fantails that might interest you
as you watch and listen to their charming little calls as they huddle
together for warmth as a big snowstorm approaches.

http://gu.com/p/49cfv/stw

please do share with your friends, who will no doubt, appreciate these
birds as much as we do!

--
GrrlScientist
Devorah Bennu, PhD
birdologist at gmail.com
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*sunt lacrimae rerum et mentem mortalia tangunt. *[Virgil, Aeneid]
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