After a bit of conversation, Hubby made a feeder from shortening and seeds to hang in the tree. I hoped to see waxeyes but it seems that finches took it over. In my effort to show how much it was being enjoyed, I hid behind the curtains and snapped these shots. I had no idea I was shooting a fight in progress! I'll let you insert your own birdie dialogue :)
After reading on Rubbish by Roan that her Rubbish Tuesday shots can be pristine places that are old, I remembered a visit to Pioneer Village in Stratford. They have several original buildings from the Taranaki area and it's fun to see them all together. I don't have a lot of information about the places in the photos I will be posting for the meme, but I will find what I can. I believe this is a miner's cabin.
When Hubby suddenly stopped the car as we drove around the Napier countyside, I knew something exciting was afoot. He drove slowly back a few meters and there was this beauty, standing in the water in a ditch. S/He let me take several photos just feet a meter or so away. Hubby turned the car around and he took some shots from the other side of the road before this fabulous bird took off.
One flies around our house all the time (we call him 'Twitchy') but never gets close unless we provide some easy food. Even then, getting photos is not easy. So, I am happy to have seen this more patient bird that let us shoot til our hearts' content.