3/25/2008

Tree felling SA style

I needed something to cheer me up and this kinda succeeded. The funniest part of the video is actually in Afrikaans when the guy says "ek het dit nie vervag nie" after the tree falls on the pickup (bakkie in Afrikaans). That sentence translates to "I didn't expect that". Honestly I can't think of another way this could have turned out - can you?


3/24/2008

R.I.P Tiggie

We'll miss you buddy, rest in peace!






Tiggie

Bunny's day off: Pheasant

It seems like the Easter bunny was off for the day and this amazing Ring Necked Pheasant filled in for her/him. This is the first time I’ve seen a Pheasant in the garden and he managed to let me take a few pics before bolting off. I saw two bachelor Pheasants hanging out together and I’m hoping that there is a lady friend somewhere in the neighborhood for one of them. The only thing that concerns me is that the Pheasant seems particularly tame and I wonder how long it will take before either or both of them become Fox breakfast….



Interesting Facts (What bird)
* Ring-necked Pheasants are able to stay on a roost for several days without eating if the weather is very bad. Breeding males will keep other males away from a small group of females during the breeding season. This practice is known as "harem-defense polygyny."
* The Ring-necked Pheasant is the state bird of South Dakota.
* A group of pheasants has many collective nouns, including "a bouquet of pheasants", "a brace of pheasants", "a plume of pheasants", "a plump of pheasants", and a "trip of pheasants."

Incredible photos shared by the Flickr community group - Owls of North America. Click on the play button to begin the slideshow - ENJOY!