Down at Lake Matheson, near Fox Glacier in south Westland I spotted a pretty tame Kereru, or native wood pigeon. These gorgeous birds have a very distinctive flight, with slow-beating wings.
Round the glacier carparks, and up in the mountains at the top of Otira Gorge were Kea. These cheeky parrots are very bold, and quite fun. You have to watch out for them though: they can be quite a menace at skifields, where they’ve been known to strip the rubber from cars (around headlights, for example) and to shred a soft-top on a car.
The kea on the rock below was at Fox Glacier, while the other two shots were taken at the top of Otira Gorge.