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Kapiti Sparrows Love a Good Coffee

This Sunday we were off at the ‘crack of dawn’ up the Kapiti Coast for the annual Kapiti Coast Art trail. It is a day to catch up with old friends and make new ones with the artists and crafts people who are part of the event.

The weather was glorious, and the drive up the coast was quiet (the real benefit of getting out early).

A welcome break for lunch took us to a cafe that had changed hands. It used to be called ‘The Front Room’ and did a good range of tasty food. It had become ‘Hey Coastie!’ which took us aback a bit but we gave it a go.

On the way into the cafe an uncleared table had some ‘customers’ who made us laugh. A Sparrow family was enjoying a coffee out in the sunshine and I knew they would make a characterful selfie!

Sparrow arched on a coffee cup.

The food served under the new owners turned out be lovely and the staff friendly so we enjoyed nice lunch before continuing our trip, although the sparrows had vanished.

We even managed a walk on the beach at Waikenae and I captured a dramatic cloudy sky as it passed overhead and out to sea.

Waikenae Beach with distant cloudy sky
Figure of a woman with a Silver Tabby


Marjorie is a motorbike riding blogger and award winning cat photographer who believes that everyone can create impressive cat photographs and fun movies with the camera they carry.

She is a Professional Member of the Cat Writers Association, Kuykendall Image Award winner and published photographer at the Guardian newspaper.

14 thoughts on “Kapiti Sparrows Love a Good Coffee”

  1. What a lovely sight and even more fantastic shot! I’d like some pretty sparrows with my coffee, please!

  2. Oh wow, that trip turned out a couple of great photo ops! The Sparrows are so funny, what a terrific photo, catching them in action LOL! Love it.

  3. Sounds like you had a great day and I do not blame the sparrows, coffee is the best. The photos were amazing as usual and we hope you had great day

  4. What a beautiful outing and gorgeous photos! I love any day that gets me to the ocean. The sparrows seemed like they enjoyed your company as well. What a delightful day!

  5. Wonderful photos and I love the sweet little sparrows! Purrs from Deb and the Zee/Zoey gang.

  6. That iss sum scenick foto Miss Marjorie! Wee hope no storm came up aftur you took THE foto!?!?
    An THE Sparrowss on THE cup are so cute!
    ***nose rubss*** BellaDharma an ((hugss)) BellaSita Mum

  7. Wow, that beach shot is so dramatic. Great capture, Marjorie!

    As for those sparrows, we hope the caffeine doesn’t keep them from getting some sleep tonight. 😉

  8. It’s amazing how nature takes advantage of mans litter. That is a lovely beach scene shot, and clearly your early trip paid dividends, too.
    Have a great evening


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