Author: Graham R. Cooper

Chipped, Cracked and Broken

Glancing at where the eggs had been laid, the children’s game ‘Chipped, Cracked and Broken’ came to mind. We were back home after a few days visiting family in Auckland. The two grandchildren, eight-year-old...

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June’s brows like bended bows do stand, Threatening with piercing frowns to kill All that attempt with beak or claw Those sacred berries to come nigh, Till “Berry-ripe” themselves do cry. (Apologies to Thomas...

Buttercup Gully!

Little Owl Gully morphed into White-faced Heron Gully! last post, and this time around I’m writing about Buttercup Gully! On holiday, I do my best to block out my habitual preoccupation with things back...

White-faced Heron Gully!

A breeding pair of white-faced herons, croakily vocal and day-time active, have been treating the gully and surrounds as home territory for a month now. In contrast, the gully’s owls have gone quiet, as...

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