This is a Little Pied Cormorant. I found it swimming around the waterfront this morning. It then jumped up onto the pontoon, quickly conducted the Messiah by Handel, did a little jig and then flew off (“hallelujah!”).
“Bird On A Wire” shows a finch sitting on a native tree sculpture made out of fencing wire in Wellington’s Botanic Garden. See more submissions for this weeks challenge here. Click on image above to see it sharper in full screen mode.