Kia ora Pete, His ruffled appearance nonwithstanding, the gunk on his wing seems secondary to the firm grip he seems to have on that branch. A tough customer.Robb
Tough customer indeed! Looks like this one has been through quite a tempest.
I hope this little one has a cosy place to stay warm on this cold and frosty morning!
Kia ora Robb. Yes, you're right — these little birds seem to be tougher and more resilient than they appear.Barbara, it seemed to be quite unperturbed, and happily snatched up and ate a honey bee which was probably more affected by the weather than was the piwakawaka.Lisa, they come equipped with down jackets ;-)
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