I decided to go for a drive the other day, with no particular destination in mind. I stopped on the road above the gorge and took these photos.
I love the way the colours and light meld into each other and the way the clouds float around the wind turbines.
You can often hear these bird but they can be very hard to spot, I was very lucky to see this one in the Ashhurst Domain. If you would like to find out more about the Shining Cuckoo visit: New Zealand Birds online