As foreshadowed in yesterday’s blog, the weather was dismal.
There was wind (no calm water) and periodic and quite heavy rain, and low temperatures. Nevertheless, I had to get out and about. Whenever I am in desperation mode (and sometimes when I am not) I go to Pauatahanui. Sometimes this is rewarding, sometimes not. All of today’s shots are from there.
First, the ubiquitous kingfisher. I have not succeeded in a good diving shot for weeks, and even when this one left its perch, it was to move to a more distant perch, rather than to catch a crab.
A white-faced heron passed overhead at an obligingly low altitude.
A chaffinch was sitting where the kingfishers often choose as their lookout, a sure sign of fewer than usual kingfishers.
On the way out of Motukaraka point, I saw another white-faced heron, this time silhouetted against the reflected glitter of the setting sun.
That’s it for Winter. It’s spring tomorrow.