Friday Photo: 25 October

October 25th, 2013 at 9:49 am by Chthoniid

One of our feathered friends from across the ditch.  With a generous splash of colour.

 

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Friday Photo: 13 September

September 13th, 2013 at 8:38 am by Chthoniid

And finally the weather turns pleasant.

This pic however, is taken in very poor weather and is of 3 sheltering godwits.  And rather than going for the classic ‘bird’ photo, the style here is high-key.

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And now, it feels like a morning that can only be improved with coffee…enjoy

 

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Friday Photo: 26 July

July 26th, 2013 at 9:05 am by Chthoniid

And going with more of a beach theme, today’s pic is of our native Oyster-catcher

“Jump”

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Friday Photo: 31 May

May 31st, 2013 at 9:17 am by Chthoniid

Feeding Time

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Local visitors to the garden appreciate a bit of supplementary feeding :)

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Friday Photo: 24 May

May 24th, 2013 at 9:48 am by Chthoniid

Today’s pic is of the NZ dotterel, an endangered shore bird found on some beaches around NZ.  They’re also pretty timid, so getting close enough to take pictures requires a great deal of patience and care.  I appreciate they’re not the most spectacular of our native species, but watching them still appeals.  The shells on the beach give some sense of size-perspective

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Hope everyone is enjoying their Friday.

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Friday Photo: 3 May

May 3rd, 2013 at 9:30 am by Chthoniid

To remember all this week who have put their foot in “it”

It’s a Pied Stilt Heron from the Northern Territory of Australia.

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Friday Photo: 19 April

April 19th, 2013 at 8:58 am by Chthoniid

Fresh from the camera (no cropping or editing)

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(Just a note that my website host Zenfolio may be intermittent today because of maintenance)

I might add that while it’s enjoyable to have these birds living next to us, they can also make a spectacular mess on the car.

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Friday Photo: 5 April

April 5th, 2013 at 8:00 am by Chthoniid

Today’s pic is of a local bird, the kereru.  This threatened species is also the largest extant pigeon in the world (and NZ”s only pigeon species)

 

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Enjoy your Friday.

 

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Friday Photo: 26 October

October 26th, 2012 at 8:50 am by Chthoniid

Back to the world of birds today

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Friday Photo: 21 September

September 21st, 2012 at 9:30 am by Chthoniid

“Sleepy”

A male papango (native NZ scaup). Click for larger, higher res image

 

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Friday Photo: 17 August

August 17th, 2012 at 8:38 am by Chthoniid

One from ‘across the ditch’.

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…and finally, some sunshine in Auckland.  Blue skies, coffee and sunshine is a fine way to begin the end of the week :)

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Friday Photo: 12 November

November 12th, 2010 at 9:33 am by Chthoniid

Haven’t forgotten, just pretty rushed this morning.

In contrast to our furtive NZ birds, Australian birds are a little easier to photograph. I opened the lens wide to make the head the focal point of the shot.

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Ok… going to need a lot of coffee this morning. Hope every body has a good end-of-week.

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