21 June 2015

The Rescuers


I did my good deed of the week on a mountain road last Monday............

The above (harmless) snake was basking on the aforementioned road. Unfortunately this is a death sentence as sooner or later a car or truck will drive over it.

So we sprinkled water on it and stamped on the road and off it slithered back into the bushes. 2 minutes later a huge truck doing 80 km/h came by...................a narrow escape.

The 500 f4 doesn't really make a good snake lens by the way.................

Not many birds that day. The Ospreys are nesting on the sea stack at Asabu but it was a grey hazy day and no photos survived the cull. Here's a Kingfisher though.............


I took several walks down the river this week, I didn't bother taking camera or binoculars. There are fewer Oriental Reed Warblers than before (because of the tree felling) but there still seem to be 4 or 5 singing males. The Red Cheeked Starlings have been feeding their young and the various common resident/summer breeders were all in evidence including Asian House Martin and Bullheaded Shrike.

Surprise of the week was what I think was a pair of Crossbill today.................I thought they were only winter visitors?

6 comments:

  1. Gosh Stuart I never thought of you going for a walk without your canera and bins!!! Well done for saing the snake from almost certain death.

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    1. I do the walks more for the exercise really. Sometimes it's liberating not to take the camera.................

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  2. I recently had to tap my toes on the tail of a snake in the road to get it to move to a safer spot. Luckily I didn't have to dodge speeding trucks to do so. Better take your camera on your next walk; you never know what you will see. Cheers!

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    1. Mine probably went right back onto the road as soon as we left though!

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  3. I hereby award you the Nature Preservation Prize for saving the snake. Bravo Stuart!

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    1. Hope it compensates for the deats of all the dust mites we've been waging war against....................

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