Pukeiti gardens are spectacular at this time of year with a wonderful profusion of plants in flower. There's also plenty of bird life with the air full of the beautiful resonant notes of tui and bellbird. I made a couple of visits to the gardens over the weekend to soak up the beauty and see what birds were about to photograph.
A korimako or bellbird, sitting still just long enough to get a photo.
One of the beautiful little streams that flow through the gardens.
Miromiro, the north island tomtit.
A rhododendron in full bloom
A dunnock or hedge sparrow
The NZ native clematis