Friday, 25 March 2011

1000/398: 24 March 2011: Helmeted Guineafowl

1000/398 by nmonckton
1000/398 a photo by nmonckton on Flickr.
A few years back i was sent to South Africa on business and these guys were the first African wildlife I ever saw outside a zoo park. A flock of half a dozen were pootling around a monument that my host had taken me to visit. They're actually fairly comical in groups, and when I saw these little models in a souvenir shop I had to buy a whole flock.

All five of them have spent the time since pootling around the ornaments on the mantelpiece in our living room - enshrining the moment forever - which is, after all, what souvenirs are for.

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