March 14, 2015 … an early start and a varied end

Somehow I woke early yesterday.

Tararuas

Morning light on the Tararuas

At first sight, the day was drab, but a closer look to the North East revealed a lovely layered look to the various hills leading up to the South wall of the Tararuas.

Shag

Little Black Shag

In the afternoon, I was around the Miramar Peninsula and encountered a Little Black Shag. It was preening itself and I managed to creep closer than usual. I liked the small white feather perched on its nose.

Terns

Terns mark their perch

At Scorching Bay, there is a rock outcrop which is a regular haunt of the white-fronted tern when they are in that area. Yesterday there was a moderate sized flock, all weather-cocked into the wind. They certainly leave their mark.

Oystercatcher

Pied oystercatcher at Scorching Bay

As I tip-toed around the beach, I tried not to disturb the pied oystercatcher which was browsing along the water’s edge. It was wary and shuffled off into the distance.

Enough for today

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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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2 Responses to March 14, 2015 … an early start and a varied end

  1. DennisW says:

    “South wall of the Tararuas” is definitely a candidate for a photo contest!

  2. Lydia says:

    OMG!!!!!!!!!!I agree with Dennis. You have outdone yourself with this one!!

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