Body and Mind… both with brains of their own.

Woke early again this morning, The mind said “Lets go for a walk” the body said “Do you think so? I don’t.”

So the body won…. Linda woke and wanted coffee at the golf course…. “Why don’t you take me home and go for a walk?” she asked.

The mind answered “I like that idea!” the body answered “Over my dead body!”.. the mind won.. so off we set and it was rather rewarding with first time photos of two Purple Rollers… BUT, we didn’t get far and the body said to the mind “Head for home you idiot, before we don’t make it!”

When we made it home, the body said to the mind “I told you so! maybe next time you’ll listen to me” but the mind answered “hey, look at these great first time photos we managed to capture!” the body had no answer……

Purple Roller

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The Purple Roller (Coracias naevius), also called the Rufous-crowned Roller, is found over sub-Saharan Africa to as far south as Namibia and the Transvaal. Compared with other rollers its colours are rather dull and its voice rather harsh and grating. Its preferred habitat is dry thorn-veld where it spends long periods perched at the top of thorn trees or poles, watching for food items such as insects, spiders, scorpions and small lizards on the ground.

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This was a very rewarding walk this morning, I’ve seen these birds far off, but never close enough for a photo. Today they were so vocal about last nights rain that they didn’t notice me creeping up on them… and the result? 257 photos of them taken from behind a BIG tree…. and a quick look, all the shots seem to be good and in focus… so no deletions…