Twin Waters Lodge is now open for the 2009-2010 season. Spring is well advanced, and we have had some lovely sunny days. The scallop season is open and we have been out a couple of times and returned with limit catches of nice big juicy scallops. The local birdlife is abundant, with lots of tuis and bellbirds to be seen and heard, native pigeons to be seen, and the grey warbler during the day and the morepork at night to be heard but not seen. The shorebirds are here in abundance, too, although the kotuku (white herons) have recently departed for their breeding grounds at Okarito. The cabbage trees (Cordyline australis) are flowering abundantly. This is traditionally taken as the harbinger of a long hot summer. Below is a photo Trish took of a keruru (native pigeon) at the Lodge.