Friday Photo: 14 March

March 14th, 2014 at 8:53 am by Chthoniid

As summer retreats the songs of the local population is ebbing.  This is of the distinctive green kihikihi wawa  (or Amphipsalta zealandica) here. The wings are blurred as the is in mid-song.

They are also eaten by one of the local cats, who doesn’t seem to mind the crunchy sound they make.

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I’m going off the grid for the next couple of weeks also, as I’m going to back in China on Sunday. It’s another elephant conservation project.

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4 Responses to “Friday Photo: 14 March”

  1. Elaycee (4,332 comments) says:

    Yup… there is nothing quite like waking up on a summer’s morning to the sound of a cicada – but not much fun when they crank up at 6am Saturday!

    Safe travels in China, Chthoniid. :)

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  2. Andronicus (219 comments) says:

    Yep, safe journey.

    Having just returned from Aussie have got used to birds, frogs etc. There was an Ibis that haunted the local supermarket car park and I once nearly munched up a little green frog while mowing the lawn.

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  3. thor42 (971 comments) says:

    They’re funny-looking things, cicadas. Look at those eyes – quite alien-looking!

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  4. Chthoniid (2,029 comments) says:

    Thanks for the well wishes @Elaycee and @Andronicus. It’s a challenging place to work and travel in :)

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