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.

9 Comments

  1. phantom snowflake

     /  March 11, 2018

    • phantom snowflake

       /  March 11, 2018

      Gezza; just so there’s no misunderstanding, this is in no way meant to compete with your Pukeko clips, rather to complement them. I’m a big fan of Pukeko but have been in love with Takahe ever since I saw them up close at Te Anau Wildlife Park.

      • Gezza

         /  March 11, 2018

        Yeah – they’re cute. I like the multi-colours on their back. I met this one on a visit to Mana Island off Plimmerton – I see from the photo data it was at 9.30am on 7 March 2013.

        This is koro, Alec. He was one of the two founders of the Mana colony. RIP.

        I met & chatted to him before I ever met & chatted to any pukekos.

  2. Gezza

     /  March 11, 2018

    7.20 am. Thump, thump, thump, on my roof. What the hell?
    Oh. “Morning Aspen, God, you’re a character!” 🙂

    @ Snowy – takahe can’t do that. But I admit I do feel annoyed we have to share our Purple Swamp Hens with the Aussies and New Guinea, & that several other countries/continents have their own distinct sub-species too. I read somewhere paleontologists think they only arrived in NZ about 800 years ago from the archaeological evidence found to date, and were probably brought by Maori.

    At least the takahes are all-Kiwi (so to speak).

    @ Kitty – Sweetie twice took Molenberg bread chunks from my hand this morning. Then I told her she’d had enuf & to get back down to the stream. She’d already had cereal for brekky.

    • Kitty Catkin

       /  March 11, 2018

      Waxeyes are overstayers, too, They just arrived, no passorts, visas or work permits.

      Sweetie seems well named.

  3. Gezza

     /  March 11, 2018

    Don’t know if any others have noticed but the crescent moon is clearly visible in the South Western blue skies today. I love it when that happens. At about 2 o’clock high at the moment.
    1.49pm

    • Kitty Catkin

       /  March 11, 2018

      Yes, it’s been very clear this week.

  4. phantom snowflake

     /  March 11, 2018

  5. Blazer

     /  March 11, 2018

    Scottish soul…