White bellied sunbird having a wash this afternoon among one the recently watered lemon trees.
White Bellied Sunbird pops over to the Strelitzias for a drink.
6th August ’19
B.O.T.D – African Hoopoe. 20 July ’19
Sitting high up in the Black Wattle tree this afternoon, and bathed in late afternoon sunshine, I managed one shot of this gorgeous but infrequent visitor.
Visit Granny shot it for more birds
Thanks to Becky Incorporating July Blues
Once a regular but now an infrequent visitor. In fact, I have only photographed it twice before, so while not a spectacular bird a real treat to see it all the same.
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Bird of the Day Photo Challenge.
Amethyst Sunbird – female
A group of around twenty flew over the property this morning, effortlessly riding thermals while making their way north as part of their annual migration.
It was twenty minutes well spent and worth the slightly stiff neck from looking skyward! In fact they were so high that any decent shots were well nigh impossible for me, even with the camera on full zoom.
But I shall tick it off as another species to grace our spot, and what a treat!
Photographed this afternoon.
Rarely do they land anywhere viable for me to photograph. Then …. a very fortunate encounter! And I just happened to have the camera.
How cool is that!