When Hubby suddenly stopped the car as we drove around the Napier countyside, I knew something exciting was afoot. He drove slowly back a few meters and there was this beauty, standing in the water in a ditch. S/He let me take several photos
just feet a meter or so away. Hubby turned the car around and he took some shots from the other side of the road before this fabulous bird took off.
Whether this is a falcon or a hawk, I don't know. But I do know that is it usually quite an elusive bird. Click here for more information about it.
One flies around our house all the time (we call him 'Twitchy') but never gets close unless we provide some easy food. Even then, getting photos is not easy. So, I am happy to have seen this more patient bird that let us shoot til our hearts' content.