Make a Kererū Protector
Kererū don’t see windows – and sometimes fly right into them! That can injure or kill them. Help them by putting decorations on your windows to show them something’s there.
You will need:
Poster paint or food colouring
What to do
Mix glue with just a little bit of paint or food colouring. Make as many colours as you like.
Paint a picture onto plastic wrap – not TOO thick or it will take ages to dry.
Let your picture dry completely. Be patient!
When dry, pop your picture in the freezer for about 10 seconds.
Take your picture out of the freezer, and – very gently – peel it off the plastic wrap.
Press your picture onto your window and admire.
That’s a technical name for when birds fly into windows. It usually happens when birds can see in one window and right out another – or when they can see sky or trees reflected. Look around your house to find the windows that birds like kererū are most likely to crash into. Make your decorations for those.