How adorable are these two? Paradise ducklings having a rest together. It’s hard work being so cute.
This was my view from my kitchen window this morning. Since the start of spring, we’ve often had kingfishers in the gum tree, and in particular they seem to like the bow of the branch. I’m fine with that, as it makes for a more interesting photo! During spring they also become rather noisy with…
Spring in the Botanic Gardens
It was officially too nice of a Spring day to sit at a computer all day long. So I took off to the gardens for some exercise and some photos. As you can see lots of people were making the most of their lunchtime break to wander around the gardens. The daffodils are looking stunning…
Arion Farm Park
I had my first ever visit to the Arion Farm Education Park on McLeans Island – not far from Orana Park. I have to say my favourite animals were the goats and their kids. Just adorable. Kune Kune pig and a Muscovy duck – quite an odd pair!
Monarch Butterfly in Blossom Tree
I spotted several monarch butterflies in this blossom tree on a street in Opawa.
Lambs Playing in Heathcote
I can run! I can jump! Let’s play. Lambs are just too cute. I heard the tell-tale bleating of a lamb while out on a walk through Ferrymead Park the other day, so came back with my big lens to see what I could get. They put on a bit of a show for me,…
Gorillas at Orana Wildlife Park
Orana Park is now home to three gorillas (they are brothers). They are magnificent. It was a cold day today (it actually snowed while I was at the park), so I wasn’t sure they would come out of their nice warm enclosure, but as you see they did. They shot back inside just before the…
Feeding time at Kaituna Homestead
Isn’t see beautiful? This is a jersey cow surrounded by South Suffolk sheep. They live at Kaituna Homestead in the Kaituna Valley which is located about 40 minutes out of Christchurch on the way to Akaroa. Chickens and geese. This is Noodle. She’s a little shy but after about 10 minutes of checking me out,…
Wax Eye eating Crab Apples
A wax eye (or silvereye) having quite the feast on a crab apple tree in McCormacks Bay.
Goats in Addington
I was out with my photo club walking the around the suburb of Addington when we came across these goats! They were just as fascinated by us as we were by them.
A lunchtime out birding
As is my normal routine, I went out for a walk this lunchtime, but today a brought my camera along with the intention of photographing some waxeyes I had previously seen eating some crab apples. I got to the crab apple tree and of course there were no waxeyes to be found. However, all was…
Kitten up a Tree
How cute is this wee kitty? Looks to be about six months old and very confident. I spotted him or her on Rolleston Avenue and after a quick pat it shot up this large tree.