Day 130 May 9th 2016


Morning walks around the lake have resumed now that hockey training has started again.  Think it’s going to be a bit hit and miss this term with all the travelling I’ll be doing so I’ll make the most of them when I can. I looked out for the spoonbills where I saw them last week but they have moved to the other side of the lake.  Fast asleep too at 7.15! Lazy! 

Day 123 May 2nd 2016

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.