From Otaki Today

Trevor Riddle saw a tui. His son, Emmet, a photographer, took some photos. This is Trevor’s story.

An early morning walk through our garden when hunting for rabbits was interrupted by a flash of white through our kowhai trees.

It was mid-September 2020, and the kowhai were in full flower. There were a few tui in the trees at the time. Among them I saw a pure white bird. My immediate reaction was to think a dove had arrived on the scene. I then realised the white bird was in fact a white tui.

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