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  1. Gezza

     /  9th December 2018

    Flt Officer Bluey & student pilot Alex, aged 13 weeks.

    Shouldn’t be long now before Alex receives his wings.

    Thank you
    That is all
    Sir Gerald Bradders
    🐧 Avian Aviation Authority 🐧

    1055 hours

  2. Gezza

     /  9th December 2018

    Heading down to the stream to see if Granville shows up from upstream. He turned up at 11 when I was feeding Elivira and she was being such a gentle sweetheart. He tried to schmooze around her but after that disgraceful aggressive he-eel stuff he pulled the other she excused herself for a minute, torpedoed after him, and he shat himself and took off. So she was able to come back and dance for her din-dins for me. 10 mins after lunch she just gracefully headed back home.

    I don’t mind feeding Granville separately. The Eel Spot seems to be the bottom end of his daily circuits. He got fed there around this time last night.

    • Gezza

       /  9th December 2018

      Sht. *the other day.

    • Gezza

       /  9th December 2018

      Yep. Waited 5 minutes and Granville turned up. Smacked the water & he came over and got about a dozen meat chunks. The lighting conditions were reasonably good for observing around the Eel Spot and a patch over the far side, but not good enuf for videoing.

      I’m teaching him to stick his head out of the water and beg too, like Elvira now does. He’s learning. But he can’t balance standing up as well as she can yet. He’s got a more aggressive bite than her; he rips the meat off the end of the Feeding Stick, but he’s starting to learn to be less aggro with it, and just slip it off.

      He’s got a much smaller head and mouth than Elvira, more tapered at the head end, but otherwise a similar shape, except of course, seeing he’s an Australasian Shortfin. his dorsal fin starts further back than hers.

      He’s got lovely colours, quite a pretty boy, but I see a few little nicks in his dorsal fin and tail. Hardly surprising, seeing he seems to want to bite every other eel he encounters – even other quite inoffensive Shortins – unless they turn round and give him a savaging & hand his ass to him, like Elvira did the other night.


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