General chat

“Is there any way we could have a thread for the more lightweight stuff like music and general chat?”

Do it here. Please no personal attacks or bickering. Anything abusive, provocative or inflammatory may be deleted.


  1. Pickled Possum

     /  January 17, 2018

    Here’s looking at you kid!!!!!

  2. Blazer

     /  January 17, 2018

    the sherry sipper last night reminded me…of

    • phantom snowflake

       /  January 17, 2018

      A timeless classic, how about this one

  3. phantom snowflake

     /  January 17, 2018

  4. Gezza

     /  January 17, 2018

    I was calling a tui I could hear last night, hoping to video it with the new cellcam. I thought I heard it land in one of the trees just over my fence. Instead I found this laddie perched up there – a very young pied shag.

    I see pied shags & little black shags sometimes, diving & swimming underwater in the stream, among the ducks. Even though they’re seabirds they do come upstream. I’ve even seen them 1km or more inland up streams I’ve been when hiking in the bush. They remind of the SR71 Blackbird when they streak past below me flying a metre above the stream.

    This chappie enjoyed being talked to, but didn’t have anything to say.

    • Kitty Catkin

       /  January 17, 2018

      There are a lot of cormorants/shags around here. I haven’t seen as many Canada geese, which is no loss. They are real pests-no sheep wants to eat grass that they have shat all over, and they seem to have no redeeming features. Pooks don’t do much, but they are funny and sweet and decorative.