Today I invoke the spirit of WYSIWYG … what you see is what you get. Yesterday was mostly cool and a little damp, and despite a trip to the excellent “Ground Up” coffee shop at Pauatahanui, I really achieved little. My two best shots of the day were a panorama and a shot through the glass of the kitchen window.
It was raining softly at the time, but from a little promontory near Duck Creek just to the West of James Cook Drive on the Whitby side of the harbour, everything looked placid. A few gulls and black swans, the occasional duck and some pied stilts had shown themselves as we drove around the harbour but nothing much else.
At home, as Mary was preparing lunch, she drew to my attention, a spectacularly plump and fluffy greenfinch. I am guessing it is a juvenile. Unlike most other birds it seemed to prioritize getting more food rather than fleeing when there was movement in the window. Anyhow, it posed nicely for me.