December 2, 2014 … shall we gather at the river*

Meteorological weirdness persists.

Oystercatcher

Oystercatcher on the prowl

 

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.

Silverstream

Heavy light on the Hutt River at Silverstream

 

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.

Daisies

Sunny side up … daisies pretending to be fried eggs.

 

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.

Gulls

Gulls heading to the landfill for dinner

 

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

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About wysiwygpurple

I am a family man, a passionate amateur photographer and a retired academic . What's the purpose of this blog? Well in the first instance it provides me with a platform from which to resume writing, an activity I greatly enjoy. What will the blog be about? Anything that takes my fancy but it is likely to arise from things I see and experience, in my family, in my travels, or anything else I feel like. Each daily post will contain one or more images made the previous day. Sometimes the image will illustrate the points made in the prose, and sometimes the prose will attempt to interpret the image. What kind of images will they be? Always safe for work and family. Usually they will be representational, and sometimes they will be impressionistic or experimental.
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