Meteorological weirdness persists.
Despite the blustery Southerly and sullen cloud overhead, I tried for some birds at Plimmerton. This Pied oystercatcher was really the only thing I saw apart from common red-billed gulls. Stunning colour in the beak.
On the way back to Lower Hutt, I swung by the Silverstream bridge where the light had some possibilities. I crossed back to the Western side of the river and enjoyed this view upstream. Note the black-backed gulls gathered in the rapids a little way off.
There were still odd shafts of light and this dog daisy was picked out. I played with the zoom as I was exposing the shot.
Heading back to the car I was startled by the sudden and unprovoked mass take-off of all the black-backed gulls heading over towards the Silverstream landfill.
That is sufficient for the day.
* Shall we gather at the river by Robert Lowry