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guinea fowl - what a surprise | by Eiona R.
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guinea fowl - what a surprise

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guineafowl

I've been home all day today due to a busy week and a late night last night, but just before dinner, needed my 'photo fix' . I toddled off to the local woods for a stroll, took a few pics then on the way back home heard a bird whose song I didn't recognise.

 

I looked up and there were three geese flying overhead. I knew it wasn't them so I looked around and saw this on a fence between the houses and the woods.

 

I'd been chatting with a guy walking his dogs there a few weeks ago, who told me that if I go early morning or late evening then I might get a glimpse of a guinea fowl. Apparently someone in the area used to breed them and this is an escapee.

 

I must have taken 20 shots in all , I was that excited. I also wished I had wings myself to fly me quickly back up the hill to my house to download them.

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Taken on April 10, 2010