One second in the life of a tui.
If you've ever wondered why it is so difficult to take a photo of birds going about their everyday business, the photos below, which were taken within the same second using my old Canon EOS 350D, may go some way in explaining why. The speed at which they flit about boggles the mind, and frustrates the amateur photographer whose finger can never push the camera button in time to catch his subject as he would wish. By the time the brain frames the shot and sends the signal to the finger to push the button, the subject is ten feet away and all the hopeful photographer will see in his picture is empty space.
The temperature was 11.1° C. Perhaps that is why his ablutions were so brief?