Tuesday, 20 July 2010

Missed opportunity

The Safari is afraid to say that it’s still raining…
A wet and miserable Patch 1 gave us a good morning’s safari though. First up was our best view of a Fox during daylight hours for a long, long time – big fella he was too. Fortunately Frank didn’t get a sniff of him otherwise we would probably have been dragged through the bushes backwards, forwards and sideways.
Very little to bother getting the pencil out for but just after half way round a Great Spotted Woodpecker was seen to into a dead Elm. Two in a week, what’s the world coming to?
Then to cap it all we had the Peregrine tucking into its breakfast high on the water tower. So all in all not a bad early morning’s safari in the rain.
No Patch 2 visit today – too busy.
So what was the opportunity? Blow me down after World Snake Day barely a passing memory we had news of an amazing snake encounter - the Rangers wetre called to investigate reports of a snake at one of the local town centre parks. After a bit of poking around they came out with an American King Snake. Alright it's not a native but woulda made a great photo op if we coulda got out to see it. Certainly not often we get news of a real live snake in town! It's now comfortably ensconced with another of its species in the zoo.
Where to next? Still after getting to somewhere where we can get the camera out and point the lens at stuff.
In the meantime let us know if the camera is gettable-outable in your outback.


Warren Baker said...

Keep at it Dave, things will improve :-)

Amila Kanchana said...

Oh,that's ok, rain will have to stop.