While I was clearing and weeding and digging and pruning in the garden a week or so ago, I found this feather. It is a distinctive bright greeny-tourqoise and probably belongs to one of the Eastern Rosellas that frequent our tall tanekaha and miro trees at the front of the section.
I noticed it had some dried sap, possibly the cause of it being parted from its owner.
GB took some wonderful pics of them which show they feed on the fruit up there.
Later that day, a soft grey feather had landed on the newly-swept drive; maybe from the escaped dove that has recently begun visiting.
And finally, I'm almost certain that the tatty dark blue one (at the top in the image below) is from a tui; possibly the one that woke GB up in the morning at some ungodly hour.