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Old 11th June 2019, 08:31   #1
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A Bronze Sunbird yesterday’s photo in low light and rain:
1/60, ISO 800, f 6.7, handheld. I had to up the exposure to +3

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Perched on the Erythrina today, a Mouse Bird. One of a group being sociable. This bird is generally disliked because it can strip a bush or a shrub within a few days to weeks. I like to see it as they are fascinating to watch. f6.3 1/250 ISO 320



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Thanks for liking the photos, all likes/thanks appreciated. When I shared the photo of the Mouse Bird on a Face Book Kenya Group, one of the posters wrote up how, before he left Kenya to live in the UK, he shot, killed and ate hundreds of these birds every week, as he hated them and they tasted really good. Not the prettiest of birds to eat and not my scene. I hope he suffered with bad breath and terrible wind.

But he was not the only one, another posted up about hunting and killing Giraffes and Monkeys with photos, for sport. That was a step too far and I reported him to the group admin to delete his post, as the photos showed animal cruelty and the dead animals on display as trophies. I am not into animal cruelty or hunting for sport. The hunting of Giraffes and Monkeys for sport is sick. We get monkeys here and they sometimes come up to the house looking for food. We have known them to try and take a cat or a dog. Even though they are a nuisance and fascinating to watch, I would not shoot any of them, shoo them away - yes.
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