Misty morning down at Innes Common today.
Last day in Northland and we awoke to ice on the car in Dargaville. So much for the ‘winterless north’! The mist on the river was quite spectacular and we stopped to take photos before we climbed up to the museum. Only a few minutes later when we arrived the mist was starting to lift. It turned into a stunning day.
Hockey season has started which means morning walks around the lake. It is dark when I set off and the birds are just waking up. By the time I got round the pigeons which had been gently cooing were flitting around, I had heard the geese fly over honking loudly and land in the middle of the lake before floating serenely to the bank. Today, as well as the usual pukeko, ducks and moorhens I saw a solitary grey heron and a couple of white spoonbills. Difficult to get in-focus shots of moving birds in the mist but I like this one of the heron. Interesting any which way round.