8/14/15

more birds at the park

At Pukekura Park in New Plymouth, we wandered to the Bowl of Brooklands where they have concerts throughout the year. The Canadian geese got some good seats down front.



This pair of Paradise Ducks were enjoying the sunny day along with the geese.


Hubby was intrigued with the sparrows on the lily pads in the pond by the stage.

Another of Hubby's shots--a preening pukeko.


16 comments:

doodles n daydreams said...

Love your bird shots, especially the preening pukeko, (they are such characters) and the sparrows on the water lilies. In fact i like them all.

Diana

May said...

I love these bird shots. Wish I could be there in person. Looking at these reminded me of a movie we just watched, The Big Year, all about "birding" or keeping track of all the different types of birds you can spot within the span of a year. It has me really thinking about the bounty of bird beauty that exists in the world.

Margaret Adamson said...

Love thatfirst shots of thewise Geese getting to the venu early to getgood seats!

CountryMum said...

What a stunning venue for concerts. Love your bird photos.

Rhonda Albom said...

Looks like a great place for concerts and birds :)

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

Nothing as relaxing as watching birds, especially water birds.

John said...

Like those birds arrayed in the first pic

marshaleith said...

great shots....

Mari said...

Love the concert place. I always prefer outdoor concerts and I think birds do too :)

Lovely shots - all of them!

Ida said...

Those were great shots. That 1st one where the geese were sitting by those stairs caught my eye right away. I enjoyed seeing all your bird shots today.

Rajesh said...

Beautiful shots of birds.

Stewart M said...

Very nice shots - I would have been interested in the sparrows on the lily pads as well - I have never seen them doing that.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Jazzy Jack said...

Love the canadian geese which remind me of our three yr stay in Vancouver.
Your photos remind me of our three yr stay in Rotorua.
Yes, we are very lucky travellers. Thanks for your comment on my pine cone man :-)
Tui...in your last post...are my favourite Kiwi bird. Such beauty and song. Jazzy Jack

maryaustria said...

A great series of photos! These geese have chosen a great place for a rest!

DeniseinVA said...

These are wonderful photos Betty. The geese withe the best concert seats made me smile.

Natasha Hill said...

Lovely series of shots, they look so comfortable just sat there enjoying the sun! - Tasha