Last evening the worst drought in 20+ years right here on Purerua Peninsula was damaged with a 36mm rainfall. This afternoon, one in every of our native kiwis got here out in broad daylight. We suppose it had been getting hungry as a result of the bottom was too exhausting and dry to penetrate throughout the drought, however with the softer soil as we speak, the bird got here out to atone for feeding.
Note the very uncommon white head and underside. Locally, this one is called “Chalky”.