Green Woodhoopoe. Acacia Tree. Back Garden. 8/8/20 Ark.
When the weather is dry and I spray the lemon trees while watering the garden, the sunbirds like nothing more than to flit in and out the branches cleaning the dust from their feathers and taking a drink at the same time. Male White Bellied Sunbird. 18/7/2020 Ark
Grey Heron. Spotted Eagle Owl Green Woodhoopoe African Woodhoopoe Cape Glossy Starling White Bellied Sunbird. Greater Striped Swallow. Greater Double Collared Sunbird Ark.
Cape Gooseberries picked from the garden this afternoon. Destined for a pie on Sunday. A prickly encounter? Virgil from last year. Black Collared Barbet. Plain Wedding cake. Went out last week. Ark.
Mané calculating the odds of a positive outcome with a Hadeda Ibis. Ark.
Bronze Mannikins. Mother and Child. Fiscal Flycatcher. Male +Juvenile male Southern Grey Headed Sparrow Speckled Mousebird Grey Lourie
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
Female Amethyst Sunbird Benji on the front wall. Our resident Garden Orb Weaver. Hasn’t moved since she established her web among the lavender. Milkweed Locust. Mané – ”Did you see that?” Painted Lady Mr & Mrs. Flycatcher Ark
Was greeted by this sight from over the other side of the valley as I wandered to the edge of the property, coffee in hand this morning. Probably just some seasonal burning off of scrub. I hope it was nothing worse than that? What’s the buzz? Surprisingly, there are still a couple of tomato plants … More Bits n’ Bobs and odds and ends