Bay of Plenty Mens Choir

Bussing in from the BOP The Bay of Plenty Mens Choir sings with conviction and skill to an appreciative audience at Raleigh Street Christian Centre, Leamington, this afternoon, Sunday the 20th of July 2008.

Above: Choir members Ivan Hewlett, George Pardy, Jim McBride and David Cantwell as The Harmony Four sang two items. Today is″>National Bible Sunday (non permalink).


Zosterops lateralis – we call them Waxeyes. Known, also, as Silvereye, White-eye and Tauhou (stranger). A native, of recent times, having migrated from Australia in the 19th century in numbers sufficient to establish themselves as a common enough sight almost everywhere. By others: here and here.

Outside our dining room window this morning, Waxeyes, like so many tiny, feathered merrkats, feasting on bread put out for them (I think there were eight or ten but it is almost impossible to tell as they are constantly on the go nervously eating and on guard. I don’t think any of these images taken between 8:12 and 8:25 this morning, is sharp – I admit photographing wildlife is not really my thing).