Coming soon: a report from a short break to Iceland
Pics: throughout 2012 the
UK Birds 2012 page will be updating as we see new birds.
Newest photos: a selection of pics from a short break to
Iceland in March 2012 including Killer Whales and the Aurora Borealis.
this site about?
and wildlife. We’ll be adding trip reports from our holidays along with lots of photos of the birds and wildlife we
We’ll also be talking about other
fun things that we’ve done, like Barcelona’s brilliant Merce festival and loads more.
Who/what are avengerpenguins?
Avengerpenguins are Chris and Julie. We’re a pub quiz team and we compete in a few quizzes in the Shrewsbury
and West Midlands area of England. We put any cash that we win towards funding our holidays – and we have as many of
those as we can afford. You’re most likely to find us in The Beacon, Shrewsbury on a Sunday night, where we are The
Artful Penguins, having joined forces with the Artful Stodgers some years ago. But we can pop up anywhere from time to time
and have even won a pub quiz in Amsterdam.
Charlie - technical support - specialises in bikes and reptile questions.
Steve - former Artful Stodger - specialises in films and medical issues.
Pippa - a big fan of the picture rounds - "Is she that one who was in thingy with that other fella?"
Neil - a sadly missed former Artful Stodger.
Tony - former Artful Stodger - specialises in Paul MacCartney
Alex - Chris’s eldest son - specialises in rowing and rugby.
James - Chris’s youngest son - good at maths. Doesn’t bother to specialise
as he is concentrating on world domination when he gets bigger!
and we’d better not forget the late Motto Jones, whose quizzes at The Beacon helped fund our trips
on a two week trip to Catalunya, Spain with mountains, Santa Tecla and, of course, Barcelona's Merce festival. .
We've also added a guest book (see Penguin Chat) where you can say hello if you've a mind to.
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reasons, with acknowledgements where appropriate. We can e-mail you a full resolution copy of any photographs that will be
better quality than those on the site. In the unlikely event that anyone want to use any of the site contents for commercial
purposes, please contact us for details.
We might be dotcom but
this is not a commercial site and we’re not selling anything. We do have to pay for the upkeep of the site so if you
find something you like and, for example are inspired to take a trip somewhere, a purchase via one of our links will earn
us a few pence that we’ll put towards web hosting costs etc. Most of the links are relevant and we use them ourselves.
So if you think you might find something on here that may
interest you, come back soon. Here are a couple of photos to give you an idea of what’s to come.
This Green Vervet monkey seems to live outside
a group (they are normally social) and has decided that it is on the staff at Marakissa River Lodge on the Allahein River
near the border with Senegal, in the Gambia. We had seen it several times during our couple of hours at the lodge, where we
stopped for lunch and to pass the hottest part of the afternoon. It did a patrol of the lodge and then disappeared into the
riverside vegetation. We got this photograph on the way out in the late afternoon. The puppy was relaxing in the shade but
the monkey wanted to play and teased it mercilessly until it joined in.
This shot was taken in broad daylight in Barcelonetta
just across the marina from the harbour end of Las Ramblas. Although the rest of Barcelona was in the middle of the Merce
festival, Barcelonetta was getting ready for it's own mini-celebration. The light passing through the red bunting gave
everything a rather unusual pinkish tinge.