Mainly West of Queen Street - seen through my lens

Month: October 2011 (Page 2 of 4)

The Fantail

New Zealand Fantail

New Zealand Fantail

The New Zealand Fantail (Rhipidura fuliginosa — piwakawaka in Maori) is an insectivore, very common in the bush around here. They are livewires, never staying in one place, always flitting about, hunting for insects. We often see them accompanying flocks of wax eyes.…

The Band

Tongan Brass

Tongan Brass

The Tongan Rugby team may be out of the Rugby World Cup (“‘Ikale Tahi” – the Sea Eagles – they beat finalists France 19-14!), but their pride lives on, with Tongan flags widely seen, and here with the band members proudly wearing the colours.…

Fan Trail

Fan Trail

Fan Trail

There are all kinds of things that get in the way when you look up into the sky. Here it is the sign helping rugby fans find their way from the Party Central at the waterfront to the matches at Eden Park — should they decide to walk (and I think quite a few did, frequenting the occasional watering hole along the way).…

Kowhai

Kowhai Blossom Carpet

Kowhai Blossom Carpet

The yellow flowers of the kowhai (sophora sp.) are one of the unmistakable signs of spring around the place. The flowering season is nearing its end, and we find carpets of spent blooms on the ground.

Kowhai Blossom

Kowhai Blossom

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