Last Friday I went with my brother to the Karori Sanctuary to bush walk and take photos of birds.
|Kaka eating some kind of nut|
|Hihi (stitchbird) - male|
|The South Coast from the Radome Track|
|Makara Wind Farm, Cook Strait and the South Island|
|Our lunch spot|
|View of the South Coast from above Red Rocks|
In terms of wildlife, we saw goats, seals and ostrich (though these weren't exactly wild...
|Ostrich doing the Boredom Dance|
Last night my mum was down from Palmy so we went out for dinner and checked out the RWC2011 Fan Zone on the waterfront (Aussie was playing USA in the Caketin at the time). It was also the first night, I think, of the festival of lights. Different designs were projected on buildings like the boat shed, St Johns and the Stock Exchange Building.
|Jazzy St Johns|
|Burlesque Stock Exchange|
|Stained Glass Stock Exchange|
|Ivy League Stock Exchange|
I've also been to the Otari-Wilton's Bush twice in two weeks. The first time was an unplanned stop and I didn't have my camera, so of course I saw two karearea (NZ falcon) which I've yet to photograph, and a keruru (I didn't spot any of them in the Karori sanctuary on my recent visit, though I've seen plenty before).
Today I had my camera, so of course all I saw were tui and grey warblers (too quick to photograph) and robins (too dark to photograph). Thems the breaks.
|Tui at Otari-Wilton's Bush|