A family of six has moved into some of Dunedin's best golfing real estate and plenty of birdies are on the cards.
The mum, dad and four children - all blackbirds - have set up their nest right outside the Otago Golf Club pro shop.
The pro shop's manager, Judy Blackman, says twigs and branches began turning up on the top of pillars outside the shop in November.
She says a couple of weeks later a nest was built, with four chicks hatching in early December.
Last Thursday, the chicks opened their eyes and yesterday they were flapping their wings, preparing to fly.
Blackman says the birds aren't too disturbed by their spot in front of the shop, or the many golfers coming and going.