I hope you lot aren’t getting fed up with the bird photos? If you are … remember, blogs are like the TV; there is an off button! Anyway, today’s offering, while not the best shot is a rare treat for me. This is a Southern Boubou. It is only the second time in fourteen years … More Watch the birdy.
One of the great things about photographing birds is how different they can look when seen from a different aspect. Such as from the back … White Bellied Sunbird perching in the xmas tree. Aerial View. Fiscal Flycatcher. Male Cape Weaver. Hadeda Ibis. Grey Heron. Koi beware!
“Running Repairs on the Nest” Cape Weaver ties off a loose end or two. 19/5/17 Ark
A number of insect species blow bubbles and there are several theories why, including cleaning their mouth-parts, but scientists have not been able to say for sure why they do it. God in his wisdom made the fly And then forgot to tell us why — The Fly by Ogden Nash Ark.
1.Speckled Mousebird -“Just hanging out by myself.” 2.Grey Lourie atop the acacia tree in the back garden against the backdrop of an azure sky and the moon still up. 3.Juvenile Male Cape Masked Weaver.“Nope … and it’s not under here, either!” 4.Male White-Bellied Sunbird. 5.Cardinal Woodpecker looking for a snack. 6.Cape Masked Weaver does some … More Feathers on Friday
Preserved in hard plastic by my brother, the ticket for the first major band I ever saw. I had to bunk school and catch the train to ensure I got to Manchester on time. My absence was noted, and upon my return to school the following day I received a weeks’ detention from my … More THURSDAY’S SPECIAL: TRACES OF THE PAST: It’s Only Rock n’ Roll But I like it.
Egyptian Goose flying over the property. Honey Bee visiting a California Poppy. Flying in a Blue Dream. Bella. Bee on Cosmos. Racing to the scene. Plane to see. Ark With thanks to …. THE GIRL THAT DREAMS AWAKE
Figs coming along nicely, though I reckon the birds will have more than us. We consider it is a fair trade off. Cocktail tomatoes among the fuchsias. Have no idea how they got there, possibly via a bird’s bottom. One of several Chili plants we relocated to the garden from pots last season. This is … More Leading you up the garden path. Homegrown.
… or reflects off of, at any rate. Male White-Breasted Sunbird. End of the Day. Ark
Female White-Bellied Sunbird 16/5/17 Ark.
Cape Weaver. 15/5/17 Ark.
White Breasted Sunbird on Aloes. Ark. It’s been wet and cold, but the birds still come to visit. Indeed we are fortunate.
When it rains all cats and dogs, And the veggie patches are like bogs, And the weather is generally quite smelly, You need more than shoes – you need a Welly, They’ll keep your feet so nice and dry, Even if they’re not very spry, But do take care to check and see, You have … More Smelly Wellies – a bit of Poe er Tree … for Emmy.
Rained Yesterday. Then cleared up for a bit. Then rained again Challengeweek-33-rain. And it rained this morning … and it’s raining now … and it’s cold. Brrr. Ark.