As I drive H to and from karate on Saturday mornings I often see games of cricket going on. School competition games, which hark back to boarding school Saturdays where work was found for idle hands. Local club games with parents sitting in collapsable chairs on the boundary cheering on their son (it does seem to be mainly boys). On the return leg of my journey the school boys have often gone home and the older lads - some very much older - are getting ready for a game.
A few weeks ago I noticed that one cricket pitch seemed to attract an odd crowd of spectators, so I went back with camera in hand (or more accurately - on tripod!)
These birds are Straw Necked Ibis and I'll do a WBW post on them in a couple of weeks.
There are so many Australian things about this picture that I had to post it. The birds, the cricket, the fondness for wide brimmed hats, even the colour of the summer dried grass.
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