Day 67 - Black Fantail
These wee chaps have a very distinctive call which I've been hearing a lot around the garden lately. When I heard this one late morning I took the camera with me and was surprised to see her flitting around in the bird bath where she stayed long enough for me to rattle off a few images of her. Disappointed the last one of her taking off isn't sharp but given the speed they move, I'm happy with it. This one is a black fantail, something only occasionally seen in the North Island and representing about 5% of the fantail population in the South Island. I feel quite fortunate - I'm sure they must nest nearby as I've seen black fantails in the garden on numerous occasions.
Last day of autumn today - first day of winter tomorrow yet the sun is still shining and warm (ish)........it has been a stunning autumn weather-wise......feeling very fortunate.
In COVID news, it's Groundhog Day - exactly the same as yesterday...zero's all round. I'm figuring that we'll (hopefully) achieve the zero/eradicated status that we're hunting around next weekend. Earlier would be very acceptable though. Que sera sera.