These are probably weather balloons, but I don't know for certain.
That said, while riding in my car this afternoon, from 17:00 to about 17:20, I was able to see five or six (one count, I counted six, the subsequent
count, I counted five) objects in the sky that looked like bright stars. They were mostly stationary, but I did see, on separate occasions two moving
(in straight lines).
The traffic was bumper-to-bumper, driving toward Auckland from Manurewa, and I was in the passenger seat and had the sunroof open.
I simply could not see the objects in the viewfinder screen (and my camera has no lens--just the lowish resolution digital thing). Not being able to
SEE the objects on my camera's screen, I took a lot of photographs, hoping that some would capture the objects.
They appeared to be quite far away...but, other than the power lines in the picture, I was unable to frame them against anything.
They were east of Auckland airport, not far from a flight-descent path.
Anyway, most of my photographs don't depict anything, but a few do. Here's the best photo. The objects in question are the four specs of light.
The objects were not birds or airplanes...they were mostly stationary for a period of twenty minutes or so.
Certainly there's a mundane explanation for them...like balloons or lanterns, but it was cool to see this stuff and made the rush hour drive
I just created an account on photobucket, so I resized the photo to fit into the required dimensions.