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Lunch 69

By SimonFletch  
My sincere thanks to all who Commented and Voted on 'Lunch 68 - The Speckled Pigeon', with its over-applied red eye shadow being a favourite topic of conversation. They look like little avian boxers to me...!

Lynne went on a different tack and eyed up our Pigeon's bountifully meaty body. She thought farming them would be a good idea (and would make use of its feathers for hats, too...!). You could most probably get a few bob for the guano, as well, Lynne - it's amazing how much comes out of these birds; have you seen the state that Trafalgar Square is in, recently?! A cautionary word came from Keith, reminding me that I already have a project here in Kenya, namely the Lion's Stadium . Lynne opening up alongside that one, could result in letting the cat amongst the pigeons...!!

Peter referred to my tale about the Quails and their eggs and told about the Tulip trade in the Netherland being one of the first financial 'bubbles' to burst. Nathan came over all philosophical on us and quoted Confucius: If a man takes no thought about what is distant, he will find sorrow near at hand. Very good, mate, the only one of his I can ever remember is Girls who lie on bedsprings, get offsprings Blush

Phil, my 'neighbour' in Scotland, gave me a useful weather update, after I made a comment on his beautiful image of Nairn Beach . Gratefully received, Phil, especially since I have just lost the signal from my Solar Panels. Modern technology, Pah..!

Today's 'Lunch'
The final in the series of The Black-shouldered Kite, sees the hairs on the back of his neck standing up. He had spotted his nemisis, The Black Kite, circling above him. Taking a last tug at the depleted carcus of the baby Monkey, he is then shown with his tongue hanging out - Yuk..! Finally, flying from its perch, with a backward glance it drops its prey, as if saying to the Black Kite "You're welcome to the rest"..!

No upload from me tomorrow, it's Game Park Day...Grin

Have a Fantastic Friday, everyone ...!


Tags: Lunch Eating Monkey Wildlife and nature African Black-shouldered Kite

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ukgubbi 6 5 India
14 Feb 2014 3:29AM
Great shot. V2 my fav.

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Bantu 4 7 1 India
14 Feb 2014 3:53AM
Simon,your capture always inspire me to do better,superb captures.
These are wonderful photos, Simon. One of the things, looking at your whole long series is the incredible patience you display to get these images. They are not just sitting there waiting for you. I am full of admiration.

Stunning set of images, Simon.

nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
14 Feb 2014 5:37AM
An another super set, Simon, and what an eye!
Another great set Simon. I have to say I am not sorry to see the last of this poor monkey!Blush

Lynette Grin
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
14 Feb 2014 6:37AM
Another of those dreaded creatures bites the dust, Simon Wink Another superb set of lunch images. Carol
Andysnapper 10 109 25 England
14 Feb 2014 6:44AM
Gory, gruesome and great. And the images are pretty good too.

LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
14 Feb 2014 7:44AM
Four excellent shots featuring this handsome predator. The backward glance in V4 could be entitled 'Respecting The Pecking Order.'

Never thought of the guano potential of your Speckled Pigeon, but it makes farming this beastie an even better prospect! I will do the culinary and millinery, you can deal with the ........!
14 Feb 2014 8:14AM
Another wonderful series Simon, V1 V4 are my favourites, have a good day, and enjoy the weekend.

viscostatic 11 36 5 United Kingdom
14 Feb 2014 9:03AM
It's that amazing red eye again Simon. A great set of monkey consumption.

ali63 Plus
6 775 1 United Kingdom
14 Feb 2014 9:09AM
Wonderful images Simon,

Ali GrinGrin
cats_123 Plus
14 4.8k 28 Northern Ireland
14 Feb 2014 9:25AM
V4 .... GrinGrinGrinGrin
richmowil Plus
9 352 2 England
14 Feb 2014 10:14AM
Great set of images Simon, V1 and V3 for me!!
14 Feb 2014 10:56AM
Another superb meal time set, Simon!

Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
14 Feb 2014 11:17AM
It's that eye again...very captivating
good set again Simon
JuBarney 6 26 3 United Kingdom
14 Feb 2014 12:27PM
A splendid set esp. V1.
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
14 Feb 2014 12:35PM
A terrific set of natural history images Simon, that red eye is amazing. "The backward glance in V4 could be entitled 'Respecting The Pecking Order.' " Something you could do well to heed, you don't want to be upsetting LJ, it could be like the tale of the blackshouldered kite and the black kite, with you cast in the role of the blackshouldered kite of course!!!WinkGrinTongue
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
14 Feb 2014 2:48PM
Love the beady eye Simon !!
A well detailed and coloured set.
14 Feb 2014 4:44PM
stunning set great looking bird

dark_lord Plus
14 2.1k 538 England
14 Feb 2014 9:02PM
Looks like he's clocked you in V4.
Have a good day tomorrow.
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
15 Feb 2014 6:56AM
Fantastic photography Simon.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
6 3 8 United Kingdom
15 Feb 2014 8:41PM
Brilliant capturesGrin
jaktis 14 84 Sweden
16 Feb 2014 6:44AM
Another great set of images

16 Feb 2014 4:01PM
Fabulous as always Simon GrinGrin

16 Feb 2014 10:22PM
Great shots Simon. Cathy
18 Feb 2014 9:12PM
Another great set of shots of this wonderful bird. They have all been excellent.
Just saw a comment from glostopcat on one of his postings that you have not been well. I do hope that you are feeling better soon and that you will be back posting on here again before too long. In the meantime happy travels.
20 Feb 2014 10:43AM
Fantastic set of images Simon, but V4 is really outstanding.

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