A-Photo-a-Week-Challenge-Masks

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My first mask thought was towards…

…the muzzles we are now wearing in public.

 

 

Next was thoughts of mask seen in Africa. 

The first being this….

 

…Southern Masked Weaver.

 

This fertility mask adorned the wall

of our accommodation during

our last week in Africa in 2013.

 

Embarrassing!!!  😀

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A Photo a Week Challenge:….Masks

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BirdWeeklyPC-Owls

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Owls from Africa.


African Owl

Greater Kruger National Park

South Africa 

 

 

Pear Spotted Owl

sighted in

South Africa

 

 


African Scops Owl

sighted in

Kruger National Park

South Africa

 

 

 

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BirdWeekly:…Owls

 

 

 

 

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BirdWeeklyPC-Begining-with-letter-A

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I am so pleased that many African birds

have the word

African

as part of their name.  

The African Fish Eagle has a call which carries

a long distance on the evening air.

 

 

 

African Hawk Eagle

sighted in

South Africa

 

African Harrier Hawk,

sighted in

Greater Kruger National Park.

 

 

 

African Scops Owl

sighted in

Kruger National Park.

 

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One-Word-Sunday-Three

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Three parts of a story.

 

 

 

Flags at

Beaumont Hammel,

France.

Three colours in the French flag.


Safety in numbers.

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One Word Sunday Challenge:  Three

Cee-BW-Challenge-Horns

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Horns from all over.

hereford cattle have horns.  However, PollHerefords do not have horns.

Similarly Poll Dorset sheep, in this case a ram,

do not have horns.

In both cattle and sheep horns have

been breed off the original livestock to

facilitate better animal husbandry practices.

Riverboat horn.

Trumpets…also called horn.

Do Giraffes have horns? 

Google states that a best guess is that

giraffe’s “horns” were originally

support structures for their antlers.

 

 

…for their antlers.   

Sockets that supported

the large racks which deer find so handy

during mating season in their tests

of strength and dominance.

Source: Google Search

 

 

Finally, a highly sort after horn, by some cultures.

Made of similar material which forms our fingernails,

it’s hard to see why rhino horn is valued.

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Cee’s Black & White Challenge:  Horns

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Cee-BW-Challenge-Feet-Human-Animal

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Feet from all over.

Leopard’s feet,

Kruger National Park,

South Africa.

Purple Swamp Hen,

Warrnambool

(South West)

Victoria

Probably tourist feet

in

Great Britain

Harpist feet,

Brugge,

Belgium.

Elephant

Round front feet

vs…

 

…Oval Hind feet

Black Swan

Warrnambool

(South West)

Victoria

Warrnambool is a coastal town

which fills with tourists during summer. 

It also was our shopping centre

whilst  living on the farm.

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Cee’s Black & White Challeng:  Feet-Human-Animal

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Black_White

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Word-of-Day-Proboscis

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proboscis

the nose of a mammal, especially when
it is long and mobile such as the trunk of an elephant
or the snout of a tapir

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I think I would drown if I tried to use mine for drinking.

This youngster was practicing its get lost look.

 Either that or waving goodbye.

One of our party was very keen to site an aardvark.

This was the best our guide could do .

Aardvarks are said to have a snout.

Snout is a synonym of proboscis.

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