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Lunch 137

By SimonFletch  
Greetings everyone. Thank you for your Votes and Comments on 'Lunch 136 - The Grey Heron'. A special mention goes to Kathryn , for her highly valued User Award.

"You are back in Scotland now so when do we get lunch shots of people scoffing deep fried Mars Bars?" asked Lynne. "Not recommended to take a pic of anyone scoffing their deep fried Mars Bars.... You will get a Glasgow Kiss from them !!". answered Mick, explaining that a Glasgow Kiss is Scottish for 'head butt'.... "deep fried Mars bar", Lynne..?! Yuk - and I don't even need to taste one. Sounds revolting - as does a 'revolting' Glaswegian...! I don't mean Glaswegians are revolting, I mean the idea of a Glaswegian revolting and giving me a kiss is revolting Tongue Blush

I get accused of telling 'tall tales', but Andy took the biscuit yesterday... "I once saw a heron take a fish ...... the size of a small canoe ..... it was so big the poor bird couldn't take off and had to walk away.". Hehe, I have visions of a Heron, with a canoe-shaped stomach, waddling along the riverbank, wings unable to lift the weight... Wink Grin Mind you, Andrew's description of yesterday's Heron upload, "its neck is all pretzelly" - that pretty much "took the biscuit", too Smile

Today's 'Lunch'
.... is the Speckle-fronted Weaver, eating grass seeds. I am doing okay here - must be well and truly into Carol's good books Wink

The Speckle-fronted Weaver (Sporopipes frontalis) is a tiny bird, 4.5" (11cm) has a spectacular black-and-white-speckled forecrown and moustachial stripes. Small flocks forage on the ground and breed in Acacia trees. Its untidy grass nest has an extension in front of the entrance and is low down, unlike most Weaver birds nest, which hang from the end of branches.

The Speckle-fronted Weaver is an uncommon bird, living in dry, open savanna in western areas of Kenya. In other words, there are not so many of them and I am delighted to have seen it at all..!!

Have a Theocentric Thursday, eveyone ...!

Simon

Tags: Bird Lunch Eating Weaver Wildlife and nature Olare Orok Conservancy Speckled-fronted Weaver

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Comments


bobsblues 11 10 2 United Kingdom
12 Jun 2014 5:55AM
A cracking capture Of this little beauty Simon should please Carol with no bugs in its mouth
Rob ( my apologies for uploading a zoo pic but he was a beauty WinkBlush )
CarolG 14 199 20 Greece
12 Jun 2014 6:07AM
You certainly are in my good books at present, Simon Smile Wonder how long it will last, though Sad A trio of fine captures, love his pretty head markings. Carol
LynneJoyce Plus
13 22 101 United Kingdom
12 Jun 2014 6:30AM
A splendid little bird beautifully captured.

The spotted headgear is a very smart fashion statement that I might well replicate if ever invited to a formal occasion. I think I'll pass on the moustache though.
Andysnapper 13 109 25 England
12 Jun 2014 6:38AM
Superb shots Simon and a really interesting and attractive little bird.

Andy
cats_123 Plus
17 5.1k 30 Northern Ireland
12 Jun 2014 6:44AM
A fine specimen - well captured Smile
JohnoP 15 2
12 Jun 2014 7:13AM
Thank you for sharing this beauty Simon.....and love that moustache! Smile John
barbarahirst 12 27 12 United Kingdom
12 Jun 2014 7:45AM
What an expression you have caught here...
12 Jun 2014 8:12AM
Excellent captures Simon, V1 is superb,
Fred.
viscostatic 14 50 11 United Kingdom
12 Jun 2014 8:13AM
Amazing images Simon to catch this tiny bird eating. First class nature photography.

Phil.
3 Supre images Simon,lovely detail colour and pov.

Bob.
nonur 12 18 13 Turkey
12 Jun 2014 9:19AM
Lovely and beautiful images of astonishing clarity and detail.
ali63 9 791 1 United Kingdom
12 Jun 2014 9:38AM
3 great images of this pretty bird,

Ali GrinGrin
12 Jun 2014 9:43AM
Three intriguing shots of this handsome little fella, Simon!

Richard
NDODS 10 5.2k 127 United Kingdom
12 Jun 2014 11:49AM
Three high quality low level avian images each one a winner with pin sharp focusing and stunning natural colour Simon.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
mikbee 14 3 8 Scotland
12 Jun 2014 12:49PM
Sorry Simon,I have no time to comment today.
I am away to Google Theocentric,
to find out what the hell it means !!
Mick.
JuBarney Plus
10 33 5 United Kingdom
12 Jun 2014 2:37PM
Splendid shots of this cute bird.
Ju
CaroleS Plus
11 442 3 United Kingdom
12 Jun 2014 2:47PM
What a dainty grazer - gorgeous colour tooGrin
ChiliMan 14 135 17 Singapore
12 Jun 2014 5:07PM
Does Theocentric mean we have to gather round the TV and watch re-runs of The Cosby Show?

Three fabulous captures you've got here, Simon. Kudos. Especially with the timing in V3 where you've got him mid-chomp.

But V1 has to be the best with him proudly posing and showing off those handlebars Smile

Andrew
jdinne 18 16 England
12 Jun 2014 5:40PM
All three equally excellent Simon

John
12 Jun 2014 6:22PM
An intriguing and beautiful little bird, Simon, excellently captured!
Effrossini
12 Jun 2014 9:11PM
Beautiful Simon, what is Theo centric ? I must check it out too.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
12 Jun 2014 9:30PM
Superb set, Simon.
Fred
Bantu 7 7 1 India
13 Jun 2014 4:57AM
Simon,i love the way you capture the things.


Vikram
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
14 Jun 2014 12:47AM
A most stunning little one! Nice design on his feathers..
IB
dark_lord Plus
17 2.8k 775 England
15 Jun 2014 10:38PM
Fine shots.
Keith
Glostopcat 15 255 2 England
16 Jul 2014 10:41PM
A right little poser this one is Simon! A superbly sharp and detailed set of shots of this lovely little bird

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