Kenya- Giving you the really big bird
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Charlie Shugart
Registered: Feb 06, 2007
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Country: United States

1. "Mmmm- nice dining."
2. "What's that I hear?"
3. "Sounds like a loud cluck."
4. "Cluck, cluck!"
Believe it- these guys and gals are really big clucks!



surfnron
Registered: Dec 17, 2004
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And a drum stick will last you a week. More fun shots Charlie ~ Ron



microsnook
Registered: Jan 15, 2012
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That is such a goofy bird!
Great shots



morris
Registered: May 22, 2002
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Country: United States

Ron may be a leg man yet I'm a brest man and those brests will last you a month!

Great work Charlie. A bit higher ASA film than usual?

Morris



Charlie Shugart
Registered: Feb 06, 2007
Total Posts: 28515
Country: United States

Thanks Ron, Mic and Morris.
Well, I've eaten ostrich meat (they're farmed in some places in the US because the meat is so fat-free) and it tasted crappy. It may have been the lousy cook, though.
Normal film at the time, Morris- Kodachrome 64.
Charlie



Conrad Tan
Registered: Dec 08, 2007
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Man thems big old burds



Ramkat
Registered: Mar 06, 2012
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Country: South Africa

Adding some colour to the post - they make a deep booming sound that can be confused with lion call - not a great sound to hear on foot in the bush - the meat is very popular in Europe where it is sold as cholesterol free meat - it makes great jerky (biltong) not as good as beef though, extensively farmed here in SA in the Karoo region (semi desert) skin is used for handbag and shoes manufacture, popular as "watch dogs" as they are very territorial and males will attack any intruder, they kick forward and have a nasty spur. Mate for life.



kmunroe
Registered: Feb 02, 2010
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Country: Canada

nice job on the birds Charlie