Spring has Sprung
The Grass has 'ris
I wonder where some frigging sunshine is
Rain is pouring down everywhere
I can't step outside without ruining my hair
I just would enjoy one fine day
to feel some warmth and outside to stay
In other words the day blew a gale, it was cold and it wasn't just a spot of rain, it was precipitating down in bucket loads.
Towards the end of the day I actually started wondering what on earth I could do for a photo. A grey, misty sky didn't appeal. Then I saw this outside. And this is where assistance from Ornithologists would be appreciated. I think this is a Kookaburra - maybe? But they are native to Australia. I googled and there is a very small population in New Zealand, but in the West of Auckland in the Waitakere's and up to Whangarei. They were introduced back in the late 1800s and apparently there are approximately 500 flitting there wings. But that is up there, and I am down here at least 100 kms away.
If I am wrong, can someone identify this bird please?