My day went awry in the best possible way. I cut short my bike ride to collect my Fuji X-T5 and take photos of a rare visitor to Waikawa Beach: a Kōtuku | White heron. 🐦

Such amazing birds!

Tall white bird stands tall beside a river.
Pure white bird with sharp yellow beak and neck kinked flies across the image.
Black shag in the river looks at the heron on the bank.