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Tuesday, 12 January 2021
Last week we visited an art instillation called The Rain Room.
It is a room with 'rain' falling from jets in the ceiling - but as you walk out into the rain the jets above you turn off - so you have your own little dry path in the middle of a storm.
You can move about slowly, and as you do the dry path follows you about! It was pretty good really - but maybe only for about 10 minutes!
Anybody who moves too fast, gets very wet! Some kids (surprisingly, not mine!) seemed to think this was the whole point of the exercise!
Wednesday, 6 January 2021
Caspian Terns (Hydroprogne caspia) are a distinctively large tern with an equally large and distinctive red beak.
This group of birds were loafing about near to Swan Bay jetty - a place where I often go to have a look around. The birds were calm, but nervous (if that makes any sense!). I would take a slow step closer, and they would take a few slow steps further away. I suspect it may have been a game.
I tried an indirect approach, where you don't walk directly at the birds, but weave from side to side and move very slowly forward. They just watched and moved backwards as I moved forwards.
In the end I just stood still and waited. And so did they!
In the end the flew off - possibly bored of teasing me and eager to find some food.
These are the best pictures I could manage!