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Bird of the year 2012

Sadly, 2012 was not to be the year of the Saddleback or Tieke Twelve as we had hoped.

T’was a good year though. Once again the Saddleback did not come last, and what we lacked in votes we made up for in integrity and moral fortitude. Continue reading →

Spontaneous Saddleback Sonnet Sessions

To commemorate the Tieke’s imminent glorious victory in Bird of the Year 2012, I have self-published a book celebrating the Saddleback.

Read it. It’s free. If you like it then please donate. I will give 50% of all koha to Forest and Bird and, if I y’all keep donating past my print run costs, everything else will go to them. I have a limited number of print copies, if you want one please email Me .

Spontaneous Saddleback Sonnet Sessions by Jackson James Wood

Did you like this? Probably not. But if you appreciate the time and effort that went into making it then koha would be greatly appreciated.

Saddleback Haiku

If you vote Saddleback in Bird of the Year and tell me you have (no real proof needed, I am rather trusting). I will write you a Haiku.

Here are some I have done already. Will update this post whenever a new one comes along.

For @hatepash

Like a Saddleback
Billie jumps boisterously
caffeine overload

For Tim

Tim Cochrane is cool
Saddleback across New Zealand
really like his face

For Monika Lewis

Monika likes birds
I have heard she also likes
to tweet all day long.

For Simon

One day Simon saw
a saddleback on the shore.
“Amazing” he thought

For Nat

Nat had a pet bird
a Saddleback I have heard
It loved her knitting


I am alive.

San Francisco was amazing.

Back at work and really busy.

Been re-acclimatising to Wellington weather. Gross.

Will be posting photos and tales shortly. In the meantime I am gearing up for Bird of the Year.

Bringing Saddleback

This was my final video about the Tieke/Saddleback for Forest and Bird’s Bird of the Year competition 2011. For some reason the aspect of the video fucked up and while it was rendering chewed up the original footage. I was also in a rush to get it out the door. Looks good though.

There will be more this year. Promise.

Talkin’ Tieke

That time I talked Tieke with Dr Colin Miskelly, Te Papa’s curator of terrestrial vertebrates.

Tieke pamphlet

A pamphlet I gave out in Midland Park to try and win votes for the Saddleback/Tieke in Forest and Bird’s ‘Bird of the Year’ competition. A video was made of this event.