Over Queen's Birthday weekend many "birders" gathered from all over New Zealand to take part in BirdsNZ annual conference.
One of the characters in The Flock is Godwin Kuaka Godwit. This is probably a good time to explain how he got his name.
Every year Forest and Bird holds a competition to choose the "Bird of the Year" Last year competition was fierce. "Go Godwit!" a supporter typed but it came out as "Go Godwin!" That is how he got his name, Godwit won and is "Bird of the Year 2015-16" Godwin wears a crown and he is almost as handsome as real godwits.
They had a great road trip but were very sorry to miss the Pippin Brownies from Paeroa who brought their own very special birds to join The Flock yesterday.