I really seem to have developed a soft-spot for Dong Song, and as for the people everyone I have met has been extremely welcoming. All good things must come to an end, so armed with my little bag of Korean bread and savoury minced meat in steamed pastry packages I begin another day on the road. From here it's back to Seoul, then change bus for Seosan which is at the heart of the west coast. With no field work today I thought you might like to brows these shots taken yesterday of some pretty startling avian action. You'll have to excuse the flippancy that goes under the heading of humour - ENJOY!
bared and ended up in the middle of the river, completely submerged for a while. Question is "what is it standing on"?
There has already been a clue in picture number one, but guess you'll be as amazed as we were when you find out. Already some of the locals were getting annoyed, like this Large-billed (Jungle) Crow, but this was only the begining of the struggle.
I think we have all realised by now that this is a Goshawk but nonetheless it still appears to be standing on or struggling with something below.
it suddenly started to do the 'crawl',
A Goshawk with a Mallard, well there's no reason why not but doubt you'll find many Ducks among the Pine Trees in the Forest of Dean!
OK, shall we go this way
Either way first we have to get its vest off
and keep it firmly pinned to the floor
before we start a little 'blood letting'!
Oh cripes he's still a bit perky,
and now he's trying to relieve me of my liberty bodice.
Well being as he's kicking those little legs,
might as well sing it a little song
and now look it's a 'duet'.
ay up who's that sneaking up on us.
Aw my gawd it's the local thugs
Girt You Cow Son,
n' don't come back else I'll get in a flap.
and after a good meal,
Mum, I think I've got a wishbone stuck in mi froat!