It is six years since I posted about the Pukeko or Purple Swamp Hen: one of New Zealand's indigenous birds. There's a lot around here and quite a few in the orchard in front of The Cottage. A few days ago I saw one feeding its young. It was some distance away and in the long grass of the paddock. When standing erect they are about half a metre tall. I did post about one in an apple tree here.
A Sporting Weekend
2 weeks ago