Mainly West of Queen Street - seen through my lens

Month: May 2012 (Page 1 of 4)

Painted Boxes: Australasian Gannets

Australasian Gannets at Waimumu Road

Australasian Gannets at Waimumu Road

This transformer, painted by an anonymous artist, shows the Australasian Gannets of Muriwai year in, year out. The cooling ducts are inscribed: takapu, Australasian gannet, morus serrator – the names of the birds in Maori, English and Latin.…

Three Oystercatchers

Three Oystercatchers

Three Oystercatchers

It was a fairly grey day, but the Manukau Harbour at Mangere was mirror smooth. As the tide moves in, these oystercatchers will have to find higher ground. Nice wing stretch.…

To Market We Go!

Family at the Coatesville Market

Family at the Coatesville Market

The Coatesville Market takes place on the first Sunday of the month. There is an amazing range of stalls and products. A busy morning, and I was lucky to notice a blank spot and even more lucky that this group of people cast their shadows there.…

Going West!

Black, White and Red --- and Blue Sky

Black, White and Red --- and Blue Sky

When the oystercatchers have had their rest in their allotted space (and the tide is on its way out), there is only one way to go and that is West to the mudflats of the Manukau Harbour.…

Woollen Coat

A sideways Glance for the Camera

A sideways Glance for the Camera

Ambury Farm Park is a working farm run for the enjoyment of the citizens of Auckland by the Auckland Council. You are welcome to wander and mingle withe the animals, watch birds, enjoy the sunshine (if any).…

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