It’s a boy, or a girl? Who knows, but it is a kereru fledgling. Congratulations Garry and Jan of Whiriwhiri. In twenty five years they have only ever seen kereru occasionally make nests here, and then watched them fail. Not this year though.

Really cool thing is this is the second one from this nest this year. The first one flew off the same day that a flock of 25 kereru landed in this garden. We had a dozen a few years ago following the TB eradications – 25 is a major step forward.

Garry and Jans Kereru
Garry and Jans Kereru