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Lunch 149

By SimonFletch  
Greetings everyone and thank you for your votes and comments on 'Lunch 148 - The Fish Eagle'. The 'Fish 'n' Chips subject continued in many comments, with Lynne betting that the Ullapool chippie didn't offer a gluten-free option. You won your bet, Lynne, but it is a member of the National Federation of Fish Friers and we collected one of their pamphlets during our visit. They list not only their UK members offering gluten-free, but also those offering halal and even vegetarian options..! None-the-less, "The Seaforth Chippie" food is always good and if their standards are anything to go by, I'd be happy to call in on any member shops of the NFFF.

"Fishy Tales", eh..?! Mick started it all (thanks, 'mate'..!) with a remark about yesterday's upload, where I said the Fish Eagle "...was joined by another Fish Eagle and a Bateleur Eagle (the latter, just out of shot)..." Mick, ever the wag, said "If I am photographing some rust down at Loch Ness, I can now claim that I saw the Monster but it is just out of shot !! ". Keith and Cathy latched on and added their own "the one that got away " comments.

Today's 'Lunch'
.... is a bird whose name rather befits my retort to you 'doubting Thomases'. It's rather a long name, too, so suits the length of my narratives (!)....

The Bare-faced Go-away-bird (Corythaixoides personatus) is a large, 19" (48cm) bird and uncommon resident of open woodlands, found particularly in the Masai Mara and Lambwe Valley regions of Kenya.

Unlike its South African cousin, the Grey Go-away-bird, it does not scream "Go Away", but makes a load "cor-cor" sound. They are mostly seen in pairs and sport a greenish patch on the breast, like a grass stain. Exciteable birds, they have a tendency to run along branches, hopping from one to the next, or burying themselves in fruit bushes. Which is where I found today's image...

V2 is an image of the Bateleur Eagle, who joined the two Fish Eagles of yesterday and is quite partial to a bit of fishy ...Wink

Have a Tumultuous Tuesday, everyone ...!


Tags: Fruit Bird Lunch Eating Kenya Wildlife and nature Olare Orok Conservancy Bare-faced Go-away Bird

Voters: 213hardy, kathrynlouise, ugly and 38 more

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24 Jun 2014 6:39AM
Two stunning captures Simon. V1 for me, what a super bird with a funky Mohican hair cut. Brilliantly captured GrinGrin

CarolG 14 199 20 Greece
24 Jun 2014 6:42AM
Two more excellent captures, Simon. Carol
Andysnapper 13 109 25 England
24 Jun 2014 6:42AM
Fantastic shots Simon, I am seriously loving the Go-Away bird, fab name and a stunning, if slightly out of date, haircut.

NDODS 10 5.2k 127 United Kingdom
24 Jun 2014 7:02AM
Two quite superb images each on perfectly captured with pin sharp detail and great colouring throughout. As always your images provide me with so much pleasure.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
Two great captures Simon,V1for me love the hairdo,pin sharp image mate.

LynneJoyce Plus
13 22 101 United Kingdom
24 Jun 2014 7:25AM
So it was Corythaixoides personatus (easier than writing it's common name) that inspired Gary Rhodes' hairstyle. Looks like it keeps it tidy overnight by wearing a chef's hat too.

Excellent capture of this tonsorial style icon, but even that is out done by your yah-booh-sucks, told you so image of the Bateleur Eagle.
barbarahirst 12 27 12 United Kingdom
24 Jun 2014 7:51AM
What a character. Should audition for Walt Disney
viscostatic 14 50 11 United Kingdom
24 Jun 2014 8:13AM
Excellent images as always Simon. With a hair-do like that the 'Go away' bird should be competing in the World Cup.

Ted447 Plus
8 216 1 United Kingdom
24 Jun 2014 8:18AM
Two fine images Simon V1 I like best, I can vouch for the Seaforth Chippy in Ullapool , had the jumbo haddock in May just about managed it, I should have taken a lunch shot. Ted. GrinGrin
nonur 12 18 13 Turkey
24 Jun 2014 8:23AM

Quote:Two stunning captures Simon. V1 for me, what a super bird with a funky Mohican hair cut. Brilliantly captured GrinGrin


That's exactly what I would have said about these shots, Simon.
24 Jun 2014 8:24AM
Two super images Simon,
24 Jun 2014 8:49AM
Wonderful shots Simon, thank you so much for your User Award I am so thrilled.
Great fun write up too had to laugh at the comments made on yesterday lunch

Have a good day Patty Grin
cats_123 Plus
17 5.1k 30 Northern Ireland
24 Jun 2014 9:42AM
Reminds me of taht old story of the `wherethef*ckarewetribe' WinkGrinGrinGrinBlushBlushBlushBlushBlushBlush
ukgubbi 9 5 India
24 Jun 2014 9:45AM
Both are excellent captures. V1- I love that hair-do. It reminds of some players of FIFA sporting similar hair-do.
ChiliMan 14 135 17 Singapore
24 Jun 2014 10:58AM
No...WAY. It's Buster Poindexter in the bird world!! Hmmm...the poor bird probably heard that a million times and therefore adopted its "bare-faced go-away" attitude.

Two stellar captures you've got here, Simon, including the Bateleur Eagle which, in this instance, can go by the name of "In-Your-FACE bird". Or 'Toldyouinnit heathenii' in Latin.

mikbee 14 3 8 Scotland
24 Jun 2014 12:12PM
If a bird turned up for a lunch date with me Simon,
with a bee hive hair do like this,I fear I would indeed tell her to go away.
And it would be all the more fish and chips for me too !!
Maiwand 14 3 73 England
24 Jun 2014 4:04PM
Wonderful natural wildlife capture again Simon.Love that Eagle.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Lillian Plus
11 23 17 United Kingdom
24 Jun 2014 4:54PM
two interesting images again Simon
like them both
ali63 9 791 1 United Kingdom
24 Jun 2014 8:16PM
Great captures Simon,

Ali GrinGrin
24 Jun 2014 8:53PM
Stunning images, Simon. v1 is my fave.

9 3 8 United Kingdom
24 Jun 2014 10:15PM
I love his hair in V1!Tongue
24 Jun 2014 11:05PM
I believe you now Simon. Lovely shots. Have a 'Stan' to compensate for doubting you! Please do not feed him to your eagle! Cathy
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
25 Jun 2014 12:42AM
Grin Love this Simon!
The bird in V1 must have a very good personal hairstylist! WOW!
V2 looks leen & mean... Impressive eagle... Looks huge!
Glostopcat 15 255 2 England
15 Jul 2014 7:27PM
I think that striking bird in v1 is hoping that you will "go away" so that he is left to eat his lunch of berries in peace!Tongue As for the eagle that is worth an upload in its own right

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