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
…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.
Africa, Australia and the United KIngdom
provide this week’s birds.
Magpie (Long-tailed) Shrike
Kruger National Park
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.
Only a small amount of black on
the male Superb Fairy Wren
New Holland Honeyeaters…
…have mostly black feathers.
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.
Owls from Africa.
Greater Kruger National Park
Pear Spotted Owl
Kruger National Park
I am so pleased that many African birds
have the word
as part of their name.
The African Fish Eagle has a call which carries
a long distance on the evening air.
African Hawk Eagle
African Harrier Hawk,
Greater Kruger National Park.
African Scops Owl
Kruger National Park.
After lunch nap.
How many Lions can you see?
Perhaps this brighter version is better.
At least 6 may be 7.
Three parts of a story.
Three colours in the French flag.
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.
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.
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.
Feet from all over.
Kruger National Park,
Purple Swamp Hen,
Probably tourist feet
Round front feet
…Oval Hind feet
Warrnambool is a coastal town
which fills with tourists during summer.
It also was our shopping centre
whilst living on the farm.