Auckland – West                          Mainly West of Queen Street – seen through my lens

March 16, 2016

Little Boy

Filed under: People,Western Springs — paul @ 7:04 am
Western Springs

Western Springs

The fascination of the lake – at Western Springs.

March 14, 2016

Indonesia at Pasifika 2016

Filed under: Festivals,Western Springs — paul @ 7:02 am
Peacock Dancer

Peacock Dancer

Pasifika is a large annual festival of pacific cultures, this year again held at Western Springs last Saturday and Sunday. I had not noticed an Indonesian presence at this festival in the past, but this year they certainly did themselves proud: peacock dancers and players of angklung.

Angklung Players

Angklung Players

Peacock Dancers

Peacock Dancers

October 7, 2015

Waves

Filed under: Shadows,Western Springs — paul @ 7:03 am
Waves

Waves

Safety netting on the construction site at Western Springs bulging in the breeze.

June 13, 2015

Need a Scratch

Filed under: Birds,Western Springs — paul @ 7:09 am
Pied Shag

Pied Shag

Pied shag (karuhiruhi, Phalacrocorax varius) on a rock at Western Springs.

For more black and white images check out Dragonstar’s Weekend in Black and White.

November 3, 2014

A Fine Welcome

Filed under: Birds,Western Springs — paul @ 7:08 am
Welcome to Western Springs

Welcome to Western Springs

This was the welcome I got recently at Western Springs. A Sebastopol Goose (“Lockengans” in German) with its curly feathers all over the body, and a hiss at the front end. I had not noticed this breed of goose before.

October 12, 2014

Spoonbills

Filed under: Birds,Western Springs — paul @ 7:13 am
Royal Spoonbill, Western Springs

Royal Spoonbill, Western Springs

Repeating last year’s performance, Royal Spoonbills are again paying a visit to Western Springs. When I saw them, they were again on the coprosma tree with its shiny green leaves, and also on the willow beside where they appeared to strip the leaves off the twigs.

Royal Spoonbills, Western Springs

Royal Spoonbills, Western Springs

Royal Spoonbills, Western Springs

Royal Spoonbills, Western Springs

December 5, 2013

Two Geese

Filed under: Birds,Western Springs — paul @ 7:12 am
Two Geese

Two Geese

From Western Springs. Not for the Christmas market.

November 6, 2013

Nest Maintenance

Filed under: Birds,Western Springs — paul @ 8:30 am
Coot

Coot

A coot brings nesting material to the nest site, where it is awaited by its mate. Western Springs.

Coots

Coots

November 5, 2013

Like Water …

Filed under: Birds,Western Springs — paul @ 8:08 am
Mallard Duck (Detail)

Mallard Duck (Detail)

… off a duck’s back.

October 29, 2013

Surrounded by Circles

Filed under: Birds,Western Springs — paul @ 7:11 am
New Zealand Scaup

New Zealand Scaup

New Zealand Scaup or Black Teal are a species of diving duck endemic to NZ. Very swift and fun to watch, with their bright golden eyes. This one generated a sequence of concentric circles by treading water. Western Springs.

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