BirdWeeklyPC-Birds-in-BW

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Lorikeet Parrot

Balyang Sanctuary

Geelong

 

Lesser Masked Weaver,

Botswana. 

 

 

Grey Hornbill,

Botswana.

 

African Fish Eagle,

Botswana.

 

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BirdWeekly:…40Birds-In-BW

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FOWChallenge-Quagmire

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quagmire

a soft boggy area of land that gives way underfoot.
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Not quite a quagmire but not

for the uninitiated either.

There was definitely only one way to cross

and it wasn’t straight forward.

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Fandango’s One Word Challenge:…Quagmire

BirdWeeklyPC-Fish-Eating-Birds

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Botswana Kingfisher

hovers in wait…

 

 

Got it… 

 

 

…and away for an Okavango Delta lunch.

 

Going…

 

Going…

 

…almost gone…in

South Africa’s

Kruger National Park

 

 

 

 

African Fish Eagle…their name suggests a fish diet. 

 

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BirdWeekly:…Birds-Which-Eat-Fish-As-Primary-Diet

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One-Word-Sunday-Large-Larger-Largest

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Again my

Large-Larger-Largest

post is

from Africa.

A new born elephant weighs about 200 pounds, or 90 kilograms.

Compared to a new born baby tipping the scales

at an average weight 7.5 pounds, or 3.5 kilograms,

a baby elephant is large.

However, its 2 or 3 year old cousins, are much larger

with fully grown adult elephants

being the largest.

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One Word Sunday Challenge:...Large-Larger-Largest

 

 

 

Cee’s-FFChallenge-Bridges-2

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Bridge over Rocky Mountaineer

A new bridge in Botswana’s

Okavango Delta

 

Makartsteg Bridge,

a pedestrian bridge over the Salzach River

in Salzburg,

Austria

The Kapellbrücke (Chapel Bridge) over Lucerne’s

Reuss River, Switzerland.

Tower Bridge,

London.

A disused Railway Bridge near Skagway, Alaska.

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BirdWeeklyPC-Long-Wingspan

 

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The African Fish Eagle

Male wingspan is approximately 2m/6.6 ft;

while female wingspan 2.4m/7.9 ft.

 

 

Australia’s Wedge Tail Eagle

has been known to have a wingspan

of 2.84m/9ft 4in and a length of 1.06m/3ft 6in. 

 

 

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BirdWeekly:...Long-Wingspan-Birds

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WeeklyPrompts-Photo-Challenge-Snippet

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I don’t keep a regular diary and initially

was wondering what I could post.

Then I remembered the photo of these lion cubs

and its artistic transformation which hangs

in our living room.

We had seen one of Warren Carey’s (S.A. artist)

during our 2013 travels and very nearly made a purchase it.

Contact was made and Warren agreed to draw

one of our lion cub photos and

we had our souvenir.


The following year in Botswana MGW took this photo

and we decided that this would look good…

…on our living room wall also.

These are my snippets of the past decade

which will always remind me of our

visits to Africa.

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Weekly Prompt Photo Challenge:…Snippet

Lens-Artist-PC-118-Communication

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When I first saw this theme…

…I immediately thought of this

form of communication.


Then nonverbal came to mind.

Definite signs of tenderness and caring

for each other are being exhibited.

Without context this is simply an image of two birds.

These two would look at each other and

exchange a few words, as in this photo.

They would then look straight ahead

while furiously bobbing their heads up and down.

When they had ‘laughed’ at the joke

they would start another story,

repeating the cycle every thirty seconds or so.

Must have been short jokes.

 

When ears are shaken in this manner,

know that you have been warned.

This elephant is definitely wanting its own

space and is telling tourists to get lost,

in no uncertain manner.

If unheeded the next move is to

lay the ears flat against its head and charge.

 

This youngsters parents were asking her

to stop so I could take my photos.

I felt her reply was not

a come hither gesture, however,

it is just another form of

nonverbal communication.

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Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti:   Communication

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Leya:   Communication

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy:   Communication

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina:   Communication

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One-Word-Sunday-Bridge

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Misery Creek Bridge.

 A Few years ago a falling tree bought more misery

to what remained of Misery Creek Bridge.

 

 

Sydney’s…

…Harbour Bridge.

 

 

In Botswana we came across

new bridge sporting this sign…

 

We walked slowly across this bridge only stopping

to admire the old bridge just visible on the left.

Chapel Bridge, Lucerne.

 

 

Sunrise under Melbourne’s

West Gate Bridge.

Evan Walker Pedestrian Bridge

over

Melbourne’s Yarra River

Finally, a bridge to nowhere.

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One Word Sunday Challenge:  Bridge