I kind of fell in love with this guy a little while in NZ, they are the world’s only Alpine Parrot, they are cute, not very timid, love a photograph, are actually quite big (approx 30cm) and are such a character. Even though they are an endangered species they are a nuisance to the locals! They love to steal items from unsuspecting tourist, rumored to once have stolen $1100 from some tourist. They also climb all over cars and strip off the rubber and stuff. The NZ Government have apparently just approved a deterrent spray to keep off cars. But they are so very very cute. A Olive Green in color with bright crimson under wing feathers (sorry I didn’t getting any pics of that). They mate for life and are considered more intelligent than other birds. They also like to play! For more info check out this website NZ Birds Online
So I have been partially inspired by Chris at SV Take it easy with her numerous and beautiful wild life photography shots, especially of bird life to try and take some shots while we are away, so far not really doing a great job, except for this guy. But I will endeavor to keep trying.