The New Zealand Dotterel

  I’ve had a fair bit of luck photographing native birds lately. This is the New Zealand Dotterel, highly endangered with a mere 1700 birds still wading the the shoreline in the wild. They nest in the sand, leaving their eggs and young vulnerable to all the intruders that have taken up residency in thisContinue reading “The New Zealand Dotterel”

More Bits of Summer

Sorry for missing out on yesterday. As I was preparing to post, there was an enormous bang – like an explosion somewhere out on the street. The lights flashed a second and then the power went out. Pretty scary – especially for down here in the soothing nowhere-ness of Titirangi. Then the power popped backContinue reading “More Bits of Summer”

Twilight Time

  Okay – perhaps it was not as grey as I declared it was yesterday… but you can’t argue that there is no absence of warmth here… those waters were fierce and the wind was wild. The sky is deceptively calm as the gannets, seagulls and terns swooped in and out so fast, they don’tContinue reading “Twilight Time”

Polarising Day on the Beach

  Perfect day to go to the beach, to sit in the sand, to eat sandy sandwiches and drink warm soda or Kool-Aid and stay in the water until your lips turn blue or your mother makes you get out and get ready to go home. Actually… it occurs to me that while this photoContinue reading “Polarising Day on the Beach”