Today's adventure brought me to a nearby nature reserve. It was a wee bit windy at Orokonui Ecosanctuary, but in the protection of the forest it wasn't a bother. The nature reserve is home to all sorts of birds: kiwi, takahe, and saddleback. I saw tui, fantail and bellbirds. Here's a video of some kaka:
Not sure what we were hearing here, among the gum trees:
Speaking of the gum trees, one of them, not far from where I took this video, is supposedly New Zealand's tallest tree. Cool, huh?