Smorgasbord Posts from Your Archives – #Potluck – Cal & Frag’s Excellent Adventure – Fraggle Photography

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This is the final post in the series from Fraggle Photography...in this  post I am sharing another day out with Fraggle’s grandson Cal to the Zoo…and it seems there is another photographer in the family.

Cal & Frag’s Excellent Adventure – Fraggle Photography 2015

I had a day out today with my little pal Cal, as he is on summer hols until he starts big school in September. We wore adventure hats (but it got too hot so that didn’t last long) & Cal had the Nikon S1 and I had my Fuji and we went off to Kirkley Hall Zoo to take some pictures of the birds and animals. It’s a long old journey, 1hr, for a little one but he kept me entertained the whole way there as he doesn’t stop talking unless he’s sleeping. 🙂

and we're off!

and we’re off!

The first thing we saw was on the path as we went in, there are several peacocks wandering around the place.

White peacock

White peacock

Alpaca

Alpaca

Then an enclosure with these giant rodents from South America

Capybara

Capybara

Capybara breakfast

Capybara breakfast

Cal didn’t like these as they are ‘big’, he likes smaller animals, and especially…

Rabbits

Rabbits

Backlit Bunny Bigeyes

Backlit Bunny Bigeyes

and the keepers got one out for him to stroke

Strokey rations (hipstamatic)

Strokey rations (hipstamatic)

After the bunny bit we went and saw some more birds

white peacock up a height

white peacock up a height

Pink Parrot

Pink Parrot

that’s the best of a bad bunch not the best as the focus is a bit off which I hate, but the colour is too good not to show and Cal loved it.

Blue eared pheasant

Blue eared pheasant

difficult to get past the wire fences as there’s a big gap between where you can stand and where the fence is.

Kookaburra

Kookaburra

Mr & Mrs Kookaburra

Mr & Mrs Kookaburra

goose

goose

Emu

Emu

Then we saw a play area..

cal climbing

cal climbing

and Cal got to play with some kids on the see~saw, I didn’t take pics as people can be funny about others photographing theirs.

climbing frame & Cal (hipstamatic)

climbing frame & Cal
(hipstamatic)

and we then saw a driving place..

brum brum

brum brum

and then we went to lunch..

Ham sambo & apple juice

Ham sambo & apple juice (hipstamatic)

Cal had spotted a sign saying face painting was going on in the afternoon in the Bunny house, and it was ‘can I can I can I?’ how could I resist? So the deal was if he ate all his sandwich he could have his face done. And of course he ate the lot.

On the way out of the cafe, he saw a carved bench that had a green man face, and decided he needed to take a picture of it as it had a nose like his Dad’s.

close-up

close-up

and this is the shot he took without any help from me.

C&N-4but my fave one of his is this one..

Cal's feet

Cal’s feet.

Going back to the zoo we saw this fellow crossing the car park..

stroll on

stroll on

Then off to the bunny shed..

face painting

face painting

 

Spiderman! (hipstamatic)

Spiderman!
(hipstamatic)

We had another wander about and saw more bunnies

Bunny chilling.

Bunny chilling.

and a chipmunk, though this is through glass and fence so not the greatest,

chipmunk

chipmunk

red crowned crane

red crowned crane.

And then we drove home, and Cal fell asleep most of the way, I asked him which was the best bit of the day, and the answer was… face painting. 🙂

my little superhero.

my little superhero.

A day to put in the ‘Treasured Memories’ box in my head.

laters gaters

@Fraggle Photography 2015

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16 thoughts on “Smorgasbord Posts from Your Archives – #Potluck – Cal & Frag’s Excellent Adventure – Fraggle Photography

  1. What a wonderful day! I am so looking forward to the time when I become a grandfather and can spend these precious moments with my grandchild. Who can’t appreciate that face when Cal is driving and when he poses with his face painting? Thanks for sharing.

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