We went up to visit Tawharanui (Ta-far-ra-noo-ee) last week. A predator-proof fence has been erected along the base of the peninsula, and a stoat-weasel-rat-feral cat-possum trapping programme undertaken within the 'island haven'.
Before we had even gone through the gate we saw a parent woodpigeon feeding his/her offspring. I was so excited I didn't even put my glasses on for the first shot, and nearly missed the pair altogether...
Below, these two lovely images from wiki show much better this lovely bird. They are much bigger than the ubiquitous 'city' pigeon.
Here you can see the white apron that makes both genders look to me as if they have just emerged from the kitchen and are about to announce that dinner is served.
(You can go to this article to learn more about Tawharanui.)
Another thing I love is that Kereru have a distinctive kind of whistling swooshing noise when they fly. You can hear it at around the 49 seconds mark on this clip: