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
Living in the middle of suburbia, and 600 kms from the beach, water birds of any description are few and far between. However …. as we have a large koi pond occasionally we will get a visit from certain interested parties. Reed Cormorant, perching on the wooden beam overlooking the pond. We’ve had two visits … More BIRD WEEKLY – PHOTO CHALLENGE – BIRDS IN OR NEAR THE WATER OR SNOW
While mucking about in the garden with Catherine yesterday afternoon – she and her mum had come for dinner and we were checking up on the tomatoes she had seeded – she looked up and pointed. ”Look, Douglas, birds.” Good eyesight she has. Way, way up high riding the thermals was a large flock of … More Watch the birdy
We have two species of Mousebird that visit, the almost ubiquitous Speckled and this one, the Red Faced. The latter rarely makes an appearance. So infrequent are their visits that this is only the second time in 18 years I’ve seen one, let alone managed a photograph. Made for a very pleasent morning! Ark.
Photographed this afternoon. Ark
Only the second sighting of this bird at our spot in almost 20 years, and the first time I have photographed it. What a beauty. As you can imagine this was a rather special encounter. I am still smiling. This takes the tally to 53 bird species photographed in the garden! 21/8/20 Ark
Bronze Mannikins. Parent and Chicks. Ark
An excited call from my son had me grabbing my camera. Gymnogene or African Harrier Hawk. What a treat this was! Photographed atop one of the trees across the road. Some of you may remember me posting a couple of shots of one of these magnificent raptors being harried by a Pied Crow a while … More Watch the Birdy
Hadeda Ibis. 14/6/2020 Ark
‘Pigeon Pals’ Rock Pigeon ( red mask) and Laughing Dove. 13/5/20 Juvenile Male Amethyst Sunbird 12/5/20 Female Weaver in Fir Tree. Green Woodhoopoe. Adult Female Amethyst Sunbird. 13/5/20 Ark.