My friend is in hospital, so after a visit, I came home vie Evans Bay.
Of course, the obvious subject across the harbour is the Tararua range away in the North. The weather and light were not great for landscapes, but I did my best. On this occasion even the mountains were in hiding.
At home in the afternoon, Mary drew to my attention the many finches among the sparrows chasing the food she had scattered. I dressed my camera in its storm jacket and engaged the remote control. Some bird seed was scattered on the lawn, and pointed the camera on that area. Then from inside the house, unseen from outside, I sat in the warmth of the lounge, and used the nice big screen of my iPad to watch the action live through the camera.
There was plenty of bird seed for all, but the greenfinch is not much into sharing, and if a sparrow should come between the bird and its preferred morsel, a vicious attack followed. Suddenly the pretty little finch was a fearsome warrior.
That’s it for today.