Friday, 20 August 2010

Pukeko at the Pond

Rosemary has gone on holiday so the D.O.C. guys are looking after Sally. Yesterday morning I took these pics at the Pond by the skate bowl. Rosemary calls the it the Dyers pond because apparently thats where the local Maori women used to go to dye their flax for weaving. Sadly it is now only used for lazy people to throw their rubbish, for young people to hang out and drink and for the occaisional homeless person to sleep. Oh, and for me to take photos.
It seems this pukeko and her mate are sussing it out as a suitable place to rear their family.

3 comments:

T'zignz said...

That second shot is fantastic Mandy! Love pukekos.. such colourful birds, and their long legged chicks are funny to watch.

Tezza

Pukeko said...

Wow, outstanding pukeko photos!

Lucky Dip Lisa said...

Oh, you've gotten me inspired to go and photograph my local pooks. Been a while since I've done that!