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we got to the Katikati Bird Gardens we listened to a man who told
us the rules then we set off to explore.
We saw lots of birds and my favourite was the baby I found. It was
lying on its back on the gravel and crying for its mother. I was
sad seeing a poor little animal being hurt.
dad said there wasn't much that could be done with a bird so small.
The people at the Katikati Bird Gardens agreed.
After that we went and looked at some birds in a cage. When we got
there I heard a polite (not) voice say "Hello Stupid!".
I wondered who was being rude and then I realised that it was a
cheeky cockatoo talking to me.
Stupid!" It said again. "Hello yourself!" I said
up our group went to one of the big aviaries where we saw a swans
nest with eggs in it. The swans were cool, but stood between us
and their nest to protect the eggs.
the aviary were some quite aggressive geese that fought over the
food we threw to them.
the ducklings next door were not frightened at all, they just swam
around in their mini pond.
are lots of pretty and interesting birds at the Katikati Bird Gardens
but the best moment was when the peacock was showing off to his
Katikati Bird Gardens are 10 acres of tranquil gardens about 30
minutes drive north of Tauranga.
are more than 50 species of birds on view including the cheeky cockatoo,
the flirting peacock, swans, ducks and very cute ducklings.
of the native New Zealand birds are tui, kea and pukekos. Feed bags
gardens are in Walker Road East (off the Pacific Coast Highway)
and are open 7 days a week, between September and April, from 10am-4.30pm.
(07) 549 0912.