At Martyn Wright Rd in Mauku we have a sighting from Duncan and his wife of a tomtit but no photo yet to confirm.

Tomtits are in the Waitakeres and Hunua’s and apparently in bush behind Onewhero. We are keen to learn of more sightings. They are relatively common in forest areas but rare in open farmland areas.

They are susceptible to ship rats and it will be great if they can be brought back into this area. There is a link below to the BirdsNZ web site for further information. As well as tomtits people are reporting more kaka around.

Also over the last few years at least 2 people have reported seeing our native falcon, (Karearea) in Patumahoe and Pukekohe. Keen to hear of other sightings.

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