After the frosty start, the day turned out to be just beautiful, calm and sunny. I was heading back indoors early this evening after doing a few jobs outside when I noticed a small bird in the Raupo (bullrushes) that grow in our pond. On closer inspection (and from previous sightings on the property) I discovered it was the native fern bird! Hopefully I'll be able to see it again, although I don't have the camera to capture it on film so here's a drawing I found on the net (Fernbird is the bird at the top of the picture):
Also as the sky was so pretty tonight, with the new moon and Venus shining bright in the western sky, we lit the brazier and sat outside for a while, rugged up against the cold.
I have put the frost cloth back on the citrus trees again tonight as I'm pretty sure we'll get another frost!