FOWChallenge-Swim

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swim

*  propel the body through water by using the limbs,
or (in the case of a fish or other aquatic animal) by
using fins, tail, or other bodily movement.
*  be immersed in or covered with liquid.

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It was difficult to tell which definition

Hippos were adhering to…

 

…if they were not actually swimming

they were certainly immersed in water.


These fish were a totally different story being

both immersed and swimming in,

their watery home in the lobby

of our Vancouver Island Hotel.

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Fandango’s One Word Challenge:…Swim

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It  took a while to see the personality

in Africa’s Yellow Billed Hornbills. 

For a time I thought they looked fierce… 

….like its cousin the

Monteiro’s Hornbill.

 


The ugly duckling of the hornbills is

the Ground Hornbill, an endangered species,

which looks more like a turkey to me.

 

Ground Hornbill

These ugly ducklings have a pop of red

around heir eyes and head…

 

And I’m sure many a woman

would kill for those eyelashes.

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In our own backyard,

both literally and figuratively…

…we have a family of…

…New Holland Honey Eater’s in residence.

They can be found frequenting our native trees

when in flower.

 

I’m  not sure if this is Mum or Dad,

but it was talking to the family teens

is my guess….and getting nowhere..

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BirdWeekly:…Birds-I-Love

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bird 

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Mallard Duck

All my life I have called these, Water Fowl. 

Google tells me they are, Dusky Moorhens.

 

Australasian Darters.

African Darter.

Ring Necked Dove,

Botswana.

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Knight to King three

Melbourne Zoo

Tower of London.

 

A Roman eagle.

Aardvark,

Botswana.

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From Vancouver’s Grouse Mountain  …

…owls, and…

…and an eagle.

 

A Geelong floor covering shop window

during football finals.

Kwa Nokeng Lodge,

Botswana

This image has been tagged as a

Moorabool Valley (Geelong) tags.

Personally I think it belongs with

New Zealand images

Statue of a Tusker at

Letaba Rest Camp,

home to the

Elephant Museum,

in Kruger National Park.

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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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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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