Bush and Birds: Monique Endt

Bush and Birds: Monique Endt

This transformer stands outside 13 Forest Hill Road, Henderson. It appears to be a replacement of an earlier transformer, also painted by Monique Endt, the new box sitting on a stately concrete pad, elevated from the ground. Again, New Zealand Wood Pigeons feature prominently, with one of their favorite food sources, the Nikau palm. Ferns and manuka/kanuka trees and kawakawa (whose round leaves always seem to have holes eaten into them) illustrate the bush. A typical pose for the pukeko (swamp hen) shows the almost human hand-like claws. And round the corner a trio of fantails flits about in search of insects.

Painting by Monique Endt. Monique is a local artist and has featured here before.

The Pukeko

The Pukeko

Fantails

Fantails