While out with the dog yesterday, someone told John about a big yellow bird that has been in his trees for the last 3 mornings. We got up early, excitedly hoping for Golden Oriole but instead found this handsome fellow. We are reliably informed that it's called a Red-fronted Kakariki from New Zealand. We don't think for one minute that it flew all the way here so if anyone has lost one, we know where it is.
While waiting for the 'Golden Oriole' we did see at least 3 Spotted Fly-Catchers, 2 Swifts, Bullfinches and Swallows. So it wasn't a complete waste of time.