Wednesday, October 22, 2008

That Time Of Year


Each fall they open the canal between the Nile River and the lake at Dahshur to flood the lake bed for the migrating waterfowl. It isn't entirely altruistic as the military have duck blinds on the lake that are rented out for totally exorbitant rates, but the rest of us and the birds that are lucky enough to avoid the hunters do appreciate it. The village boys are probably less thrilled since their goalposts are clearly visible on their now very soggy playing field. The lake bed will slowly dry over the winter.

1 comment:

dina said...

Intriquing picture with the pyramids looming in the background.
Interesting idea of how to welcome the migrating birds.