Good morning from a drier Hastings morning.
Another week in Travel with Intent ‘s Look Up, Look Down Challenge. I have continued with the bird theme as I searched through my photos last night. When I go for a walk I am always searching around for anything interesting to take a photo of. To take photos of birds I first practiced on the ducks as they were bigger and didn’t move as fast as birds. Then as I got more comfortable with my new camera I progressed to birds, both in trees and on the ground. This photo is of a pigeon at Frimley Park
All spring I was thwarted by the fantails, a native bird of New Zealand that has tail feathers that fan out like well a fan.
This is the best I got. I swear that they knew I was coming because they would flit around me, literally and just stop long enough for me to get the camera focused on them and then would fly off. Most frustrating. Flighty little things they are.
Of course there are plenty of sparrows. They also loved the Kowhai trees with it’s sweet nectar.
I also took lots of birds on the ground as well. When I would go and feed the ducks other smaller birds would also fly in and catch the crumbs. That made taking photos of them rather easy.
On another walk I came across this blackbird bathing in the stream.
And then sunbathing.
I do have a lot of dud photos of birds. I probably get one good photo out of ten, but the fun is in watching them. They can be very entertaining, except of course the fantails, they are just mean to me.