At last, some rain! We have had 16 mm of rain overnight, so now the browned off landscape can revert to its usual green, and the water tanks will be topped up.
The white herons are back in numbers. I saw two in the Aorere estuary at Collingwood on the weekend, and another out at the West Coast yesterday. One of the ones in Collingwood was competing with two white-faced grey herons for a patch that obviously had good heron food. The godwits are still all here, many on the beach at Totara Ave, but expected to start their migration soon.