Tuesday, April 10, 2007
Since we're talking about wildlife.... here are a couple of visitors we had a few months back. Walking along the airport access road - dad and chicks. I've not seen so many chicks before - I thought they just had one or perhaps two at a time. As you can see, they didn't worry too much about me clicking away at them. They just wandered about like they owned the place. I'm told by those that know, that this is the FATHER of the chicks, and that the mother probably would have left him just after laying the eggs. He's had to keep them warm until they hatched and rear the chicks now, while the mother has gone off looking for another mate to do it all over again.... not too certain about Emu morals!!
Just imagine KFC serving up Emu drumsticks.....