Usually I am the one to spot any koalas in the neighbourhood but Jenny spotted this one in the neighbour's tree a few days ago. She (at least I think it is a she) spent the day in the tree, sleeping and eating, we don't usually see koalas in this tree but it gets quite a lot of winter sun so would have been a nice warm place to sleep.
The Mister heard this bloke grunting the other morning, he was in a tree on the other side of the road, I suspect he was a hopeful suitor for the female in the photo above. He also hung around for the day and was gone by the next morning.
My brother sent me this link of a fantastic photo of a group of fantails (a native New Zealand bird) huddling together just before a snowstorm. You can click on the photo to make it bigger and there is a short video at the bottom of the news article, if you turn up the sound you can hear them chattering to each other, it made me a little bit homesick to hear and see them.