So, I’m at my computer when I hear this never-heard-before bird call, and anyone who like birds will guess my reaction. Out the chair grab the camera and run to the garden with the words ”What the hell is that!!!!!” on my lips. After identifying where the call was coming from – the large acacia … More Watch the birdy. New Species!
Continuing with my toilet roll seedling experiment. The roots of this butternut seedling have pushed through the damp cardboard and it’s now ready for planting out. Tomato seedlings coming along nicely. Butternut in seed modules. Sunbird visits a Strelizia. One of the chickens may be suffering from what could be Merek’s disease ( a … More Bits n’ Bobs
”Saturation.” White Bellied Sunbird at Strelizia. Photographed yesterday afternoon.
Say what? Rock Pigeon pops by for a visit this afternoon. Ark.
Olive thrush. Female White Bellied Sunbird. Photographed this afternoon. Ark.
Three birds, on a cold winter’s day. Speckled Mousebird Glossy Starling Cape Wagtail. The Wagtail is an infrequent visitor to our spot and I initially heard her rather than saw her. Being quite a small bird it took me a few moments to locate her. Ark
Pepper Pig birthday cake. Collected two days ago Emily’s Cakes ”Hey, don’t lick my dress!” Catherine is not impressed by the attentions of Baxter as he tries to check out her new school gear. Baxter and Friend. St Georges Street. This is a looong drag uphill! With the building of our wall still in … More Birds, Baxter & Bits n’ Bobs
Unlike their cousins, the speckled mousebird, who visit on a daily basis, the Red-Faced Mousebird is a rare visitor. Indeed, so infrequent that, in the 18yrs I have lived here this is only the third time I have seen it and managed to photograph. A small group of six landed among the neighbours’ fruiting … More Watch the Birdy
Female Fiscal Shrike – note the slight orange buff under the wing. Fiscal Shrike – Male. Pair of Speckled Mousebirds. Cape Robin-chat. Common Bulbul. Female Masked Weaver. Female White-Bellied Sunbird. Rameron Pigeon. Many thanks to Lisa for the challenge. Ark.
A small selection of some the birds with brown feathers that visit our spot. Female Thick-Billed Weaver. Mannikin Fledglings Common Bulbul. Olive Thrush. This is a Dikkop chick, or a Spotted Thick-Knee (Burhinus capensis) as it is also known. Ems and I encountered the chick while walking the dogs one morning. The mother was going … More Week #32 – Birds with brown feathers
Unusual topic this week. Nevertheless I dug through my archives and found these two shots that I reckon fit the bill. Barn Swallows on neighbours’ aerial. Tawny Flanked Prinia Thanks once again to Lisa . Ark