I must give you all a big Thank You for your kind comments (and votes) for Lunch 33 - The Golden Eagle - and I have to confess that I was quite taken aback and felt quite emotional about the UA's from Steve ( Sparrowhawk
) and Ed ( Glostopcat
), thank you both, very much
I would also like to thank Keith ( dark_lord
) for his wonderful tribute to the Lunch series, which I unintentionally spoiled with a tongue-in-cheek comment and didn't add a wink
after it. If you like Barn Owls - and who doesn't - please take a look..!
Hmm... a few of you showed some 'concern
' about the potential of my being eaten for Lunch by one of the inhabitants of the game park yesterday. Ed mentioned 'Albert & The Lion', which I had to Google (Google is now officially a verb 'I google', 'you google', 'they google' etc
) and found it was an amusing poem
about a lion in a zoo which ate a young lad. Well, as you can see, I survived - but I am deeply touched
that you should even think
that I might
have been eaten up
In complete contrast to my last offering of The Golden Eagle, this little fellow is a Kenya Rufous Sparrow, who I observed early in the morning (yes, Ed, it's breakfast to me and you, but birds don't generally eat a lot of Lunch at Lunch-time here, it's too hot to hunt
.... Gosh, you can be so pedantic, at times
). He (the Sparrow, not Ed)was in amongst the grasses, hunting away with all the other small birds - took a dive for a small grasshopper - and flew up to the local Thorn Tree, only to find that he had not only captured his quarry, but a beak-full of grass too..! He grasped the beak-full between his claws and the branch, but the grasshopper wriggled free, leaving our little friend digging around in the grass, thinking 'it was in here, I am sure it was
'..! V2 is just to show the plumage of this fine looking fellow.
", Ed? I do hope so
Happy Silly Sunday, everyone.
Wildlife and nature
Nairobi National Park
Kenya Rufous Sparrow
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