I loved all your Comments about the meat in 'Lunch 58 - Sam's Butchery' - that one seemed to go down well...! Like me, many would prefer their meat from the supermarket, while other, more Pioneering types seemingly wouldn't mind if their pie was indeed made from ears...
CarolG was intent on pouring scorn on me, for going off on some adventures, in a couple of weeks time - these images don't suddenly appear on my hard drive, you know...! I much preferred it when you started picking on each other (leaving me alone..!) and Ed started pouring scorn on Lynne - and - pensioners in general - good luck to you, mate, you're on your own, there..!!
Many of you made mincemeat of the idea of flies and dust on your meat - and even mentioned our friends at 'elf and safety (I thought them banning yoyo's in playgrounds, was priceless). But the 'throw-away' line from Brian was well thought out. Having considered the fact that Sam's Butchery had a tin roof, the meat will all be half-cooked & save a fortune on gas to cook it...
Although not an especially rare bird, it is one I have only managed to observe on two occasions - once back in 2006 - V2, which shows its plumage and again a couple of weeks ago, eating Lunch (unfortunately, the other side of a bush - collecting insects and grubs). I shall never forget the first occasion (which was the last time we shared a vehicle with other tourists). An elderly American lady asked the Masai driver / guide what the name of the bird was. "It's called a Kori Bustard" came the reply from the front. "Whaaat's thaaat?" asked the American lady's husband. "It's a Caaalder Bustaaard", she said. Muffled laughter from the Brits... Why is it that Americans hang on to vowels? The bird in my images, ladies and gentlemen, has henceforth been renamed, and is always referred to, as a Calder Bustard...!
Probably the largest bird able to fly, the Kori Bustard male is twice the size of the female, standing at 4ft (120cm). When alarmed, they bark and growl, like a dog. The male mates with several females and then has no interest whatsoever in their upbringing. Lucky he doesn't live in the Uk, the CSA would be down on him like a ton of bricks.
Have a Magical Monday..!
|Camera:||Canon EOS-1D Mark IV |
|Lens:||EF500mm f/4L IS II USM +1.4x |
|Recording media:||RAW (digital)|
|Date Taken:||25 Jan 2014 - 11:08 AM|
|Lens Max Aperture:||f/5.7|
|Flash:||Off, Did not fire|