We saw quite a few birds whilst touring the South Island, but no where near as many as we heard. This heron was sitting in a tree in the central city gardens in Nelson. The evening light was quite nice I thought and the bird remained sufficiently still for me to get a photo.
Other birds we managed to see included the tui, bellbird, robin and tomtit. I'll add them to my flickr pages as I locate them out of the hundreds of images we took on our trip!