FOWChallenge-Roar

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roar

a full, deep, prolonged cry uttered by a lion
or other large wild animal.
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After being nearly run over by

our Safari vehicle…

…Limpy wasted no time in telling her brood to

keep out of the way of crazy Safari drivers.

Limpy’s roar did not compare to this bloke.

However, the winner came about 12 months later

when, a little after 10PM we had just adjourned

to our sleeping bags and tents when an

almighty roar quietened all other night life.

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Fandango’s One Word Challenge:…Roar

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BirdWeeklyPC-Game-Birds

 

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All ducks

photographed near,

Geelong

I only have a few images of birds…

 

…which I would call game birds…

 

…and those are ducks.

 

I think these are various varieties

of wild ducks…

 

…mostly found at

Balyang Sanctuary…

 

…well inside Geelong City limits.

 

Like humans some prefer not to be photographed.

 

A South African Quail in Kruger National Park.

Not sure if they are game birds in SA, however,

their Australian Cousins were highly regarded

as a meat bird by those who liked the sport

when I was younger.

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BirdWeekly:…Game-Birds

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BirdWeeklyPC-Black-Feathered-Birds

 

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Africa, Australia and the United KIngdom

provide this week’s birds.

Magpie (Long-tailed) Shrike

Sighted in

Kruger National Park 

South Africa

 

 

A Raven of the

Tower of London

 

Australian White Backed Magpie

helping itself to some morsels of leftovers

after coffee and a snack in

the Geelong Botanic Gardens.

 

 

Still hungry.

 

Only a small amount of black on

the male Superb Fairy Wren

 


Black Swan

 

 

Our resident

New Holland Honeyeaters

 

…have mostly black feathers.

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BirdWeekly:…Black-Feathered-Birds

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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-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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BirdWeekly:…Beginning-with-Letter-A

 

 

 

 

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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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