So who is this weirdo?

Hi! My name is Liam and I am a beginner birder living in Glen Massey. I first became interested in birds after a 6-month missions trip to Papua New Guinea in 2016, and my interest grew from there! I am now a member of the Ornithological Society of New Zealand and Young Birders New Zealand (OSNZ and YBNZ respectively ). So now, I'm starting this blog so I can share my birding adventures with anyone who will listen ☺.

Thursday, 19 January 2017

Glen Massey birds!

Glen Massey is the sort of place that only has a name because cartographers feel embarrassed about having big empty spaces on the map. And I love it.

Because of its quietness and tranquillity, the birdlife in GM is excellent, with many more species than other towns. My GM life list so far is 33, with introduced finches and gamebirds making up a large proportion. I enjoy birding up Kereru Road, seeing on average 25 birds in about an hour.

NZ Fantail - Common
NZ Pipit - Uncommon
Grey Warbler - Common
NZ Pigeon - Uncommon
Paradise Shelduck - Common
Tui - Common
Bellbird - Uncommon

White-faced Heron - Uncommon
Australasian Harrier - Common
Pukeko - Common
Shining Cuckoo - Common (during spring/summer)
Sacred Kingfisher - Common
Welcome Swallow - Abundant
Silvereye - Common

Introduced species:
Mallard - Common
California Quail - Common
Feral Chicken - Uncommon
Ring-necked Pheasant - Uncommon
Wild Turkey - Common
Eastern Rosella - Common
Sulphur-crested Cockatoo - Rare
Australian Magpie - Common
Skylark - Abundant
Eurasian Blackbird - Abundant
Song Thrush - Abundant
European Starling - Abundant
Common Myna - Abundant
Yellowhammer - Abundant
Chaffinch - Common
European Greenfinch - Common
European Goldfinch - Abundant
Common Redpoll - Rare
House Sparrow - Abundant

Some Photos:


Sacred Kingfisher

NZ Pipit

California Quail



NZ Pigeon


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