There are only about 150-200 Kotuku, White herons in Aotearoa New Zealand and they are rarely seen beyond their breeding ground on the South Island. Miraculously there has been one at Waikawa Beach for a couple of days. Today I took photos of this magnificent bird.

Very large white bird at water’s edge, with neck extended. Large white bird wading and feeding in the river. Large white bird with very long neck beside a rock. Large white bird wading with neck extended at an unusual angle.

Miraz Jordan @Miraz

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