Fiscal Shrike. Migrating White Storks Ciconia ciconia high above our property. Breeds in parts of Eurasia and North Africa, heading south in the non-breeding season to sub-Saharan Africa. In southern Africa, it is common to abundant in Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia, Mozambique and South Africa, largely excluding the arid Karoo. It has a small breeding population … More BIRD WEEKLY – PHOTO CHALLENGE – BIRDS WITH WHITE FEATHERS
I knew this one was going to be a challenge in more ways than one. After all it isn’t as if Johannesburg suburbia is a hotspot for hawks! Anyway, I do have two photographs. Both I have posted before but there may be some who haven’t seen them. The Gymnogene or African Harrier Hawk.
I cheated a little with the theme. Dikkop – or Spotted thick knee A rare visitor to our garden – we rescued a chick with a broken leg some time ago while walking the dogs. When they do pitch up it is at night – they are nocturnal – and they are more likely to … More Birds Weekly:#34. Birds (beginning) with the letter “D” in their name.
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
I’m annoyed with myself for forgetting this week’s challenge. Anyway, tardy I may be, here’s a few C- Birds. No beach, no waves, just C Cape Robin Chat. Pied Crow. Crowned Plover Cardinal Woodpecker – Female. Crested Barbet Cape Wagtails. Cape Sparrow – Male. Reed Cormorant spying out the koi in the pond. Streaky- headed … More Bird Weekly: Birds Starting With C
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