This week we feature a picture of a starling by Louise Thomas.
"The variety of plumage at the moment on young birds as they transition into their adult feathers is amazing. I think a few years ago I would have thought of starlings (Sturnus vulgaris) as a dozen different species if I thought of them at all. Many of the new generation still have their brown heads, but are developing their star-spangled chest feathers. Mature feathers coming in on their backs are beautiful, with pale brown borders and the middles an iridescent green in the sunlight. Nature is an artist."
This week we feature a well known Wellington identity. Do you remember him?
Another contribution from Louise Thomas
"Coming in for a landing. Petone Beach, Lower Hutt. Variable Oyster catcher/tōrea pango (Haematopus unicolor)."
This week we feature a cat with the unlikely name Ned Kelly, who belongs to John Kelly from Carterton.
"Rehomed and renamed Ned Kelly. Every inch a rebel. Moved from the country into town, Carterton."
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