Val’s spotted a New Zealand Kingfisher. It seems to have a favourite place to perch: on the small bridge to the back of our property. The New Zealand variety is the same shape and size as the one in the UK, but doesn’t have the really bright blue breast.
Boxing Day and we have been for a power walk along the shore. It’s a familiar walk ; we’ve house swapped in Tauranga before. The tide is out and there are the familiar Pied Oystercatches strolling along the sands.