I did my NZ Garden Bird Survey on Saturday and saw: 6 sparrows, 3 magpies, 3 swallows, 3 waxeyes, 1 fantail, 1 blackbird, 1 kingfisher, 1 hawk, 1 chaffinch, 1 pheasant.

Tupu-a-rangi, one of the Matariki stars, is connected to all birds of the air…

Kingfisher on a flax spear.
Miraz Jordan @Miraz