Big fat bird

When I was taking my little girl across the road to the school bus stop, I spotted a big fat bird in the tree that was watching me: A Kererū.

For our non-NZ readers: The kererū is a large bird with irridescent green and bronze feathers on its head and a smart white vest. The noisy beat of its wings is a distinctive sound in our forests. (https://www.doc.govt.nz/nature/native-animals/birds/birds-a-z/nz-pigeon-kereru/)

While not threatened, it’s always cool to watch them. And you wonder how the cute but big fat bird can actually fly. The bumble bee syndrome comes to mind.

Finally some rain

It’s been a long time without any rain. Not sure how much this will be but anything is better than nothing.

Big black cow poking her head into the rear window of a car parked in the paddock

A visit to the cow

We did a roundtrip down the hill for pine cone collecting, fence fixing, alpaca seeing and moo encounter.

A fluffy brown alpaca nose in close-up

Alpaca checkup

Drove down into the valley today to check up on the alpacas and the cheeky moo.

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