October 1, 2015

Wasn’t it Christmas just last week?

Skylark

Skylark (Alauda arvensis) was looking for food but then realised it was being watched so the crest goes up

October already seems impossible. However, yesterday saw September go out with a burst of fine spring weather. I decided to go to Whitireia Park because it was the kind of day that could see lots of skylark activity. I did find skylarks but mostly hopping along on the ground. They are shy birds that erect their crest when they are alarmed.

Whitireia

Transmission tower, Whitireia

Near the entrance to the park there is a nice view to the North East across rolling parkland and the old transmission mast which is, I believe, the third highest structure in the country.

Fishing

I lack the balance or the fearlessness to do this

In the afternoon, I meandered around Seaview and the Eastern Bays. This fisherman on the outer edge of the breakwater at the mouth of the Hutt River has much better balance than I.

Shags

Little Black shags

In Lowry Bay, there were a number of Little Black shags preparing to roost on the rocks. The sea was calm enough for me to get down low.

Enough for now.

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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.
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