Sunday, March 08, 2009

Do you know what's really fun?

...




Going letterboxing with Robb, and discovering a previously-unvisited park that's just hopping with lizards. These two males were doing lizard push-ups, and flashing their blue markings, and puffing out their throats as a territorial display. Unfortunately, this diminutive display of masculinity was over just as soon as it began, so I didn't get very good photos.




Many of the lizards looked like they had colds. I wonder what was going on with their nostrils?




There were tiny baby lizards, running all over the place. But they were too swift to photograph. This is an adult female (I think -- they're darker than the males).



Do you know what else is really fun?





Going to "We Brought You Here to Kill You State Park" and hanging out with all the hummingbirds.



Hummingbird tongues! Hummingbird tongues! Hummingbird tongues! Hummingbird tongues! Hummingbird tongues! Hummingbird tongues! Hummingbird tongues! Hummingbird tongues! Hummingbird tongues! Hummingbird tongues! Hummingbird tongues! Hummingbird tongues! Hummingbird tongues! Hummingbird tongues!


Do you know what's NOT so fun?


Carefully advancing upon a hummingbird, whilst looking through one's camera, and falling into a derelict sewage pipe. Struggling to extricate one's leg isn't heaps of fun, either.

3 comments:

Grumpy Grinch said...

And was the darker female named............Lisa?

Lisa Lizard

Sorry. I Couldn't help myself.

Grumpy

Anonymous said...

wow I thought that was a carved-bill hummingbird. What incredible spilt second timing to get a cyrstal clear shot of a {{{hummingbird tongue}}}

well worth falling in the hole, IMHO!

I did see some really large (practically robin sized) curved bill hummingbirds on the Inca Trail 13 years ago.
Suzi/Livvi

Anonymous said...

Falling into sewage pipes? Seriously? Get thee to a tetnus shot, woman!

Annalisa

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