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Arctic Blast In Nz - Keeping Our Birdies Warm

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We are having a bitterly cold & snowy time here (South Island of New Zealand) with an arctic blast that is covering most of the country for several days. Last winter we discovered this wonderful plastic screening that I made into 'roller blinds' using long sticks of bamboo & strong tape. Worked great all last winter, & is proving to be excellent again now. The worst part is having to peg the sides down thoroughly in the strong winds (even though the blinds are tied down at the bottom) - makes it look a bit tatty with all the pegs, but does the trick. So easy just to roll them up to whatever position we want when the weather clears.

These blinds let all the daylight through, & when you step inside the aviary it is so warm & cosy & the birds seem to be so happy!

I've just peeked out the window now, & even though it is fair 'bucketing down' with freezing sleety rain, I can see budgies playing on their swings!

 

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Our cats just could not resist trying it out?!!!

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Our aviary without snow!

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A corner of our garden yesterday...

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Wow ive never seen so much snow.

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great to see your system is working. Hope it clears for you shortly, it looks pretty but glad it's not here. :D

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Thankfully its starting to clear; having the big thaw now with a few hail showers thrown in...the wind is sooooo cold. We should have some lovely settled 'spring' weather once this is over, hoping it will clear the air! :)

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I like your avairy and l like your winter blinds.

Brrr... I do not want to look at snow yet.... it is still summer here lol :P

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yeah i like your aviary to it has a very tropical feel about it.

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aweeesssooommmmeeeee......

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yeah i like your aviary to it has a very tropical feel about it.

 

 

I was thinking more Arctic with all that snow!

 

 

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lol :)

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Snow all gone, having lovely spring weather now....birds are So happy to be feeling warm, like the rest of us! We are just in the throes of adding an extension to the aviary - ie, so I don't have to sell the pretty birds I can't bear to part with :blush: (was trying to keep it all under control, but we are spilling over a little bit!!!)

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