The bees have enjoyed the lotus flowers this season. We had a good number of flowers and there were always bees rummaging around inside them.
The white bird on the right is a little egret (Egretta garzetta), a smaller bird than the more common kotuku or white heron. The white faced heron on the left of the photo provides a size comparison.
This page highlights one photo from each outing. The subjects will vary - it will be whatever caught my eye or was most special on that day.