Thursday, October 11, 2007

Shade seekers #5

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A pair of moorhens cooling off at the edge of the golf course.

"Strange animal fact" #6:
Eagles mate while airborne.

17 comments:

Kate said...

Well, well, well! This sounds like the Mile High Club. Ask any former flight attendant or pilot about this "exclusive" club. Oh, your photo...I suppose you want me to comment on that, too?!

Rambling Round said...

Perfect spot for a dip.

Jilly said...

Ah, now this is a much more interesting fact. Glad to know Kate knows about the Mile High Club...

What a gorgeous golf course. Must be nice to play knowing you can look off to the side and see such a scene. Maybe golfers are too focused to do that? Nice photo. Tranquil.

Zsolt said...

the blue of the water makes the photo look special!:)

Olivier said...

un nouveau type de golfeur, tres bon comme photo


a new type of golfor, very good like photograph

freefalling said...

Tragic really - took me a little while to get what was going on with the 'mile high' talk. The penny eventually dropped.
I've heard there is a type of whale that does that too - they sort of swim at one another and jump up in the air and.....I dunno. Someone might be "pulling my leg".

Nikon said...

I like the reflections in the water of the birds.
It still looks hot there!

Bergson said...

the ducks play the golf?

the caddie does not have a car

oldmanlincoln said...

I had no idea about the eagles but I do know that some people do it several miles up as well as at home in odd places like the kitchen table.

Those thoughts make eating out a real test of courage.

I like the photo. We got ordinary ducks around here that float in mud puddles.

John M said...

I don't think that those are moorhens. At least, they don't look anything like moorhens to me. I think you've got a picture of a pair of female ducks, maybe mallards.

Frank said...

I also mate while flying, I did not know that eagles copied my technique. Of course it is very important to always be the one on top :-)

I have to disagree with john since they are in a moor and they are hens, so...

John M said...

"I have to disagree with john since they are in a moor and they are hens, so..."

Nice try, but by no stretch of the imagination is that a moor!

moor:

1. a tract of open, peaty, wasteland, often overgrown with heath, common in high latitudes and altitudes where drainage is poor; heath.

2. a tract of land preserved for game.


They are almost certainly hen ducks though. :)

JAM said...

Any Southern lady can tell you that sitting in the shade, hopefully with your (webbed) feet in some cool water, will help you make it through a hot day.

GMG said...

It was supposed to be a comment on a beautiful picture and suddenly it turned to Mr. Sperry's followers in the MHC. Strange human facts #7: Vicious minds... ;)

(PS: Thanks for your comment on Blogtrotter. I'm still around the Rhine).

richard said...

@freefalling - no wonder the whale is an endangered species. And I have to go along with john about the moorhens

lv2scpbk said...

It looks so sunny there. It's really chilly here today.

Sonia said...

Nice photo!