Solitary Kingfisher on the clothesline - photo taken through the backdoor.
A common visitor in the native shrubbery around our house. Always happy to hear these cheery birds.
Injured. It appeared to have been wounded by a bird. It was flapping about and attracted my attention. I picked it up to move to a shaded area and it began laying a whole lot of eggs. Placed it along with its eggs on the leaf litter in a nearby bush.
Tail 19cm, body 17cm.
First one I've noticed calling this season.
Often seen by the beach, leaf looks like mallow but feels more hairy-soft to the touch.
Planted, in flower.
Lone tui in the neighbour's kowhai having a light dinner.
One of two noisy tui in the neighbour's kowhai
Think this is pomaderris, not sure what species though. Probably planted, on fringe of grassy area.