My sincere thanks to all who commented (and voted) on Lunch 43 - The Olive Thrush, with a very special Thank You to Patricia (PentaxPatty), for her yummy 'slice of cake' UA.
One of the things I relish about EPZ is the combined 'fountain of knowledge' that spouts up when there's a question to answer - and your help in my finding suitable foods to attract and nourish the local Nairobi wild birds, turned into a flood of comments and PM's yesterday. You are all truly wonderful and I learned a lot. My checklist so far, is a coconut cut in half, then reused when empty, to fill with the following: defrosted peas & corn, chopped peelings, greens & bacon rind, grapes cut in half, fat with seeds encapsulated, small quantities of brown / wholemeal bread & nuts (I guess non-salted). It was also suggested that I go and dig up the apartment gardens for worms, but I'll pass on that one !! CarolG suggested growing sunflowers - a super idea, for when I get back home to Scotland in May. We did find a pet shop in Nairobi - and they had wire bird feeders - but no wild bird food of any description !! After the white bread was cleared away and replaced with some of the above, Mr Olive Thrush went ballistic & perched on his favourite hand rail, calling us all the names under the sun. Clearly, he was not impressed and wanted his junk food back !!
After yesterday's upload and its furor, I thought it best to clear away the images of the last of our regular diners, eating white bread - The African Pied Wagtail. He looks extremely similar to the Wagtails which visit our garden in Scotland, but, although more timid than any of our other local visitors, comes a lot closer than the Scottish species. We had a single occasion where Mum brought two youngsters to our 'table' and fed them both, but my camera was sadly not to hand. Versions 3 & 4 are simply head shots of this beautiful B&W bird.
Have an Exceptional Day.
|Camera:||Canon EOS-1D Mark IV |
|Lens:||EF500mm f/4L IS II USM +1.4x |
|Recording media:||RAW (digital)|
|Date Taken:||22 Dec 2013 - 5:33 PM|
|Lens Max Aperture:||f/5.7|
|Flash:||Off, Did not fire|