Not sure if they’re still there nowadays, but there used to be a flock of these critters resident at the Heretaunga (Royal Wellington) Golf Course – and they can sure create a racket! Their colouring is brilliant – especially the red / yellows under the wings.
Nice one Chthoniid. I enjoy your pictures, thank you.
However, with this one, my first reaction, was how in the Dickens did Chthoniid sneak up so quietly without disturbing the scene to capture Pete George on the Great Possum’s shoulder, engrossed in Dunne-isms.
You might be able to sell the pic to Air NZ for advertising its first-morning flights, Chthoniid. The red eye is great.