A gaggle of shags in Kaikoura.
Red billed gulls waiting patiently for my fish and chips on the beach in Kaikoura.
A white-faced heron somewhere south of Kaikoura.
Two black oystercatchers on the beach at Okains Bay, part of a gaggle of 3. I presume the grey/black-legged one is a juvenile- would explain the dive-bombing of a distant, quiet photographer with a zoom lens by one of the 3, on several different occasions.
A nice horse in the village. Don't tell it it isn't a bird, it might be offended.
A bird talking on the phone too long in Akaroa.
A bird back home in Palmy. Its natural colours seem to have been bleached by the summer sunshine.
(The runcible award goes to me today.)