A kingfisher sitting in the Bluegum tree not far from our deck. I spotted him and thought I’d never have enough time to go and get my camera. But happily he stayed put for me and I got this shot. Then to my surprise another one flew in to keep him company.
And then… a blackbird landed as well. I was sure the Kingfishers would take off at this point but they stood their ground (actually I don’t think they’re scared of much)…
So I was pretty excited by all this bird activity.. but more was to follow. About an hour later I was told to come into the lounge now and quickly – I enquired ‘should I bring my camera?’ and yes! was the reply. I was gob-smacked at what I saw…
This line of birds went up the Heathcote river / estuary not far from the Ferrymead Bridge. I’m not sure what type of birds these are – I’ve blown up a part of the picture hoping that someone can tell me what breed they are.
Please leave a comment if you know what they are. I’m trying to learn as much as I can about birds – as they seem to feature on this blog a lot now
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By late afternoon we had quite a lovely day in Christchurch, so it was off to the beach – Southshore to be exact. I always find it funny being on the other side of the spit from Sumner – and it gives you quite a different perspective – especially now after the landscape has changed so much and shipping containers line the road. The Kite boarder is a member of the photo club who was obliging enough to put on a show of kite boarding (and surfing as well at one point) for us so we could practice our action shots!
The canal by Humphrey’s Drive.