Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Mr Qwirk & the kestrels

This is Mr Qwirk. He is a peculiar man. He has an inflated rubber glove taped to his forehead.

Behind Mr Qwirk is a large tent.

Late in the afternoon there was an even better show than Mr Qwirk. Firstly it involved an Australian hobby (lifer!!) soaring around the venue catching large flying insects.

Then appeared no fewer than six Nankeen kestrel which appeared to see the hobby off and commenced their own feast, intermittently perching on the tent uprights or light towers. We could see them targeting the large flying bugs and suspected they were also feeding on the wing but were pleasantly surprised with the photos:

Mr Qwirk finishes his act by bursting his inflated glove with juggled sabres. I reckon it would be even better if he did it with the hobby!

1 comment:

  1. Great shot of the Kestrel. Keep the stories coming, love reading them. And good to see some additions to the yearly list. I seem to have come to a screeching halt, the thought of an extra 9 or 10 species seems a long way away.