We interrupt our regular rain programme to bring you an unscheduled day of sunshine.
To prevent any misunderstanding about the seasons, the regular programme of chilly temperatures will be maintained. This was evidenced by the flock of grey ducks on the pond at Pauatahanui huddled into little feathered floating balls.
At the Eastern end of the inlet at Ration Creek, an odd mixture of water fowl was gathered beside the creek. Imitating the Pink Panther to the best of my ability, I inched ever closer to this strange community. As always the masked lapwings were the first to panic, and as usual, their shrill alarm calls startled the other birds into flight. The black swans remained aloof and unimpressed.
At the Okowai lagoon near the Aotea subdivision in Porirua, the water was so stagnant that I didn’t blame the birds for boycotting it. The foliage has no such option, so the Toetoe flowers made a brave picture.
On my way back around the inlet, I had to admire the stillness. A five shot panorama was constructed.
That’s all for today.