spring has certainly arrived, the daffodils, magnolia, freesias and camelias are all in bloom. There are lots of birds visiting the garden outside the studio, and it is lovely to hear native Tuis singing to each other in a neighbours tree. They are medium size birds, characterised by their dark velvet like plumage along with a tuft of white feathers under their beak, hence they are also called the Parson Bird. An unusual feature is that they have two voice boxes and often sing two songs at the same time. A lot of their song is beyond our hearing range.