Wasn’t it Christmas just last week?
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.
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.
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.
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.