Thank you very much for all your kind Comments (Votes, too) on 'Lunch 67 - The Egyptian Goose'. I was interested to learn that the Egyptian Goose is settling in Southern UK. They are indeed a highly coloured bird, but as Mike so aptly put it, they do make a heck of a racket when they open their beaks...!
Some of the Kenyan laws are still very draconian and a number of you were rightly incensed, to learn about women not being able to own property. Lynne made me laugh, when she said she had struck Kenya off her 'must visit' list, along with Saudi Arabia and the like, despite being unable to visit anyway...!! Kenyans are also very enterprising, with Quail Farming hitting the headlines recently. Apparently, the KWS (Kenya Wildlife Society) have been receiving 200 applications a day for a number of months - resulting in thousands of people wanting to get in on the act. The outcome has been that the previous high price for this tiny bird and its tiny eggs has plummeted. Prices fetched in the very small marketplace have more than halved and those that bought day-old chicks a month ago now face a loss on their investment.
The Speckled Pigeon, or African Rock Pigeon is a common bird, found south of the Sahara. The male grows up to 16" (41cm) in length, so fairly large for a Pigeon. Like most Pigeons, they feed on seeds and grain and are often seen in pairs, although large flocks of several hundred are not uncommon.
Have a Thundering Good Thursday, everyone ...!
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