I am still in dogged pursuit of those kingfishers.
I even got one yesterday, but still too far away for a serious image. The Royal Spoonbill, on the other hand flew quite close. The wind-ruffled surface on the inlet spoiled the shot though.
To the heights of Horokiwi next, where there are some rarely seen views of the city and Northern suburbs. It seems the good citizens of Horokiwi don’t really welcome visitors. There is a sign on the roadside just above the quarry that says rather ostentatiously that “your presence has been noted” with a picture of a CCTV camera to make the point.
I had a commissioned task in the evening, and there was a nice sunset on the way home. Of course between the dithering over whether to stop, the driving to the preferred vantage point and the set up, the values all degrade significantly.
From the foot of the water tower at the top of Maungaraki, I liked the silhouetted treeline up in the Belmont Regional Park.
That’s all today.