So a comment last night asked about camera or iPhone.
Not awesome sharp, but pretty good. Very handy for wildlife photography around here which is why I bought it.
Pretty cool, eh?
I’ve never really cared for photography and I’m not about to start taking it seriously now. For me there are too many more interesting things to get keen about. But here in the Delta, it’s nice to be able to record certain things.
I’ve resolved to say something interesting about the birds and animals I post here since the previous 1/2 dozen posts haven’t been that interesting. Soooo, here’s the Pied kingfisher. Maun and the Delta are infested with them. It’s far from the most glamorous kingfisher here, but it has pride of place in Carl Linneaus’s 1758 book Systema Naturae. It hovers in place before diving for a target fish. Video taken form my deck in the same dead tree as the cormorant above.
This was an unexpected surprise this morning. It appeared right behind my deck when I was taking other bird pics. A Golden-tailed woodpecker. It’s small, only 4 or 5″ long. It’s also notable for defending a large territory, 10 to 15 hectares.