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

Advertisements

About wysiwygpurple

Retirement suits me well. I spend much of my time out making pictures, or at home organizing and refining my pictures. This blog provides me with a platform from which I can indulge my passion for improving my photography and at the same time analyze my thoughts about what I have seen, where I have been and what is happening in my life. My images set out to be honest, but that does not mean I have not adjusted them. I use software to display what I saw though the viewfinder to best advantage. My preference is for landscape and nature, and is mostly centred around my hometown of Wellington, New Zealand.
This entry was posted in Birds, Hutt River, Light, Rivers, Silverstream, Weather. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s