100 Days Project

wilma: God lives here on the Eastern Bay of Plenty

We call it The Place where God lives, of course it is'nt, It's simply where the Motu River flows down from high in the mountains, through the gorges and into a small area of the Bay of Plenty.

,ve come to the conclusion--- that if God were to chose one single place to live it would be here. Over my 100 days I'm going to take you, with my trusty little pink camera and show you our beautiful piece of New Zealand.

Day 15:

more about the birds

Today it was really cold down on the river. Going down I stopped and watched the finches. There were hundreds and I couldn't see what there was for them to eat as the dry seed heads had been trampled by the cow invaders over night. Then coming up our driveway there they were on the back pecking at the Valarium seed heads.
Now the photo is trying to be creative with storm clouds ets but in the water on the edge are three Pied Stilts. These are so shy that this distance would be as close as I'd get. I presume this is mum dad and last seasons baby as two were very careful about the third one getting out of sight. he like all kids wanted to 'look' and they'd squeal at him and usher him back. i did see back about three years a mother Stilt with two tiny babies they were the size of a walnut scrambling behind her over the stones and driftwood at the water's edge. i hopw where you are is warmer than here but at least there is a beam of sunlight on the water. bye..