Winter is almost over for us in the Southern hemisphere, while in Wellington we don't really experience extreme weather conditions, this winter has brought its fair share of storms. The birds seem to handle the weather ok and although I worry about them at night when it's blowing gale winds and hailing, they all seem to appear every morning for their feed. The coldest days of winter are when I see the most amount of birds in my backyard and I definitely notice they drink all their nectar in no time at all. I've had an abundance of Tui lately, there are often 20 or so waiting for their turn on the feeders, and it can get quite noisy at times!
The local Kaka are getting very friendly and this one couldn't wait for me to put the bottle in before having a cheeky sip. These guys are so much fun to have around, often the victims of bullying from the bossy Tui, which although are half their size always manage to make the Kaka move. The Kaka seem to be chilled out and relaxed, but the Tui like having things their own way and want the nectar all to themselves.
I wanted to share a few photos I have taken of the wintery weather, we've had some stunning sunrises and sunsets, also a few days of fog, which I absolutely love taking photos of. I actually studied photography at University so it's nice to be able to share a bit of it, it's something I am really passionate about, although saying that my camera is on it's last legs so it might be time for an upgrade soon. - These photos have had minimal photoshopping - cropping, but no colour adjustment, the sunrises were actually that orange!