For those of you not familiar with New Zealand native birds...this one is like a bus in flight. You can hear them flying from ages off. They are big and used to be much prized in the pot. Hence their old name, 'mutton bird'.
It's a kereru. Or Kukupa in Te Reo Maori. The New Zealand Wood Pigeon.
We see and hear them alot here on the edge of the bush. The whole area here is a national park.
I was waving my camera in this one's face, just above our deck and i am not sure it even registered i was there. Bit of a worry really. I hope the cats are still busy keeping the rat population down. Life in the bush aye...always something to do.