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Lunch 129

By SimonFletch  
Greetings everyone and thank you for your Votes and kind Comments on 'Lunch 128 - The Pied (Wagtail) Kingfisher', proving that there's 'many a slip twixt cup and lip'...! Special mentions to John , Ryan and Cathy & Stan , for their revered User Awards, I think you people Rock ...!! Grin

"Talk about a bad hair day....." Barbara commented, with Phil joining in "Not sure about the hair cut though - reminds me of the silly footballers we are soon to see on our televisions diving all over the place. I used to enjoy watching football - where did it all go wrong?". This wee "Wagtail Kingfisher" had just dived into the flippin' stream, to catch a fish. He may be the avian equivalent of James Bond, but doesn't have hairdressers waiting to smooth his locks after every daring escapade, you know..! Football, Phil..? It's all about money. And greed. And power. But it's good to see families returning to watch matches, instead of the travelling mobsters. I wrote The History of Football for a customer's website, if you are interested?

I sometimes wonder what you lot are 'on' --- "So the fish stole the bird's chips, then the bird ate the fish...." wondered Keith, with that Pirate, Rob, adding " for the fish eating the chips and the bird eating the fish I wonder if anything ate the bird to complete the cycle...". Fish don't eat chips... are you lot barmy..?! I said the fish "had its chips". It was a Gonner. It was leaving this mortal coil. It was getting Lunched...! Good Grief WinkSmileGrin

Today's 'Lunch'
... is a male Rufous-naped Lark, waiting patiently with a Caterpillar, for Carol to take its picture...Wink

A diminutive bird, this Lark is 7" (18cm) and despite its name, it is very unusual to actually see a rufous nape - the feathers behind the neck. Anyone who has visited the Masai Mara will surely have heard this bird, for it stands very upright on top of sticks and bushes, belting out the same song... "see-seeuu", which usefully translates to "hey Joey". Whistle it back, and you start an unending repetitive conversation...!

Have a Tumultuous Tuesday, everyone ...!


Tags: Lunch Eating Caterpillar Wildlife and nature Olare Orok Conservancy Rufous-naped Lark

Voters: Andysnapper, CarolG, LynneJoyce and 29 more

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RonnieAG Plus
11 154 119 Scotland
3 Jun 2014 6:27AM
"see-seeuu" immediately reminded me of our wee grandson (due with us in 3 hours) who at 19 months still has a limited vocabulary but so clearly says "bye bye", "no", "no way" and "see ya"........where he got the latter is still up for debate but of one thing I am wasn't in the Masai Mara......WinkWinkWink.
Great shot of this lark with it's substantial if somewhat unappetising repast.
Andysnapper 13 109 25 England
3 Jun 2014 6:34AM
Mmm a very large lunch for a small bird. Another excellent shot Simon.

CarolG 14 199 20 Greece
3 Jun 2014 6:35AM
A fine capture of this beautiful bird, Simon, but again, I'm not impressed with its choice of meal Sad I don't often see caterpillars here, now I know why, your lark takes frequent trips over here to stock up on it's favourite repast, rather like the hordes of Brits going over to France for some cheap booze and fags Wink Carol
LynneJoyce Plus
13 22 101 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2014 6:35AM
Morning Simon, nice capture of this long legged lovely lazily lifting it's large lunch (that's enough alliteration for now.) Elegant, restrained colouring in its feathers lets it fall into the LBJ category but the red stockings add that touch of fashion flair that lifts it out of the ordinary. Nice one.
ali63 9 791 1 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2014 6:38AM
Brilliant capture Simon,

Ali GrinGrin
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2014 6:44AM
Don't know what I like more - the rather handsome bird or the bug? Hard to choose...
The quality & content of the shot is breathtaking...
JohnoP 15 2
3 Jun 2014 6:51AM
You must be up with the lark every morning to write your amazing and most amusing narratives Simon! Smile A beautiful capture of this sweet Lark with one huge caterpillar! Smile John
mistere Plus
7 6 4 England
3 Jun 2014 7:03AM
Funny looking little fellow, very short tail feathers, very big eyes and a huge appetite. Thats a lunch and a half he has there.
Excellent capture Simon.

barbarahirst 12 27 12 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2014 7:18AM
Certainly a bit early in the morning for me to view this lunch image...
Heh pretty good capture from you though
3 Jun 2014 8:00AM
Excellent Simon, great capture,
3 Jun 2014 8:12AM
Again super write up and a lovely photo. I like the red stockings and I think the meal would certainly keep this one going all day Smile
Patty Grin
viscostatic 14 50 11 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2014 8:28AM
Another great lunch image Simon. You really are a man of many talents. I have only read some of your ' History of Football' but I will return to complete it.

cats_123 Plus
17 5.1k 30 Northern Ireland
3 Jun 2014 9:16AM
See you, see that when it plays chicken with a 12 bore? WinkGrinGrin
Jocelia 10 2 1 Australia
3 Jun 2014 10:43AM
Wow, that lunch is a big catch. Will she culp it straight down of chop it upů...WinkWinkWink
mikbee 14 3 8 Scotland
3 Jun 2014 12:31PM
I had intended to be serious for once Simon with your upload,
but Lynne and Patty have spoiled that with their reference to red stockings !!
In that case it is not a caterpillar in its beak.
My mind has wandered to some exotic dancer in red stockings strutting her stuff with her garter belt between her teeth !!
Certainly food for thought this one.
Bantu 7 7 1 India
3 Jun 2014 1:47PM
Simon,your images inspire me to do better.

Maiwand 14 3 73 England
3 Jun 2014 2:09PM
Lovely shot once again Simon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Lillian Plus
12 23 17 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2014 3:56PM
great shot all been said
serves me right for being so late!!
love the eyes too
dark_lord Plus
17 2.8k 776 England
3 Jun 2014 4:49PM
Lovely capture again Simon.
Perhaps you should try some suet pellets on this one to keep Carol happy Grin
I get mine from the local pet shop, ú11 for 3kg.
bobsblues 11 10 2 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2014 8:17PM
Amazing capture Simon superb detail and glad to make it no 30, but I do wonder about some of the EPZers on here and how the mind works with Lynnejoyce comments setting mick off again thinking of red stockings oh well time say bye and have a nice evening Wink
Wink Rob
Great image Simon,lovely detail.

Glostopcat 15 255 2 England
4 Jun 2014 10:19PM
Larking about again eh Simon?!Wink This is a terrific shot of this beautiful little bird posing with its lunch

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