Walking the dogs yesterday afternoon we came across a Spotted thick-knee, also know locally as a Dikkop, marching up and down on a piece of open land close to the road looking quite agitated. A few metres further along it became apparent why. Lying on a patch of scrub was it’s fledgling. At first we … More International Rescue! A bird in the hand …
Mane and Virgil join me at my seedlings/plants table. Masked Weaver among a patch of cosmos. Green garden path. Pumpkin climbing one of the fruit trees . (we helped it along a bit ) Tawny flanked Prinia -this afternoon. Catherine and Meeka. Meeka is 19 and our eldest cat. Agapanthas Crab Spider on Lavender Hadeda … More Birds, Cats, Bits and Bobs
Robinchat taking flight. Ark.
Lavender cuttings Potatoes Lourie fledgling Growing Lettuce Eristalis Tenax on Alysum Hadeda Ibis flying home
If one swallow does not a summer make … How about two? With apologies to Aristotle. Barn Swallows photographed this afternoon. Ark.
African Hoopoe Alerted by the distinctive ‘whoop whoop’ call I grabbed the camera from my desk and walked smartly to the Wattle tree in the back garden where this gorgeous visitor had popped by for a few moments. Ark
Juvenile (non breeding) Cape Weaver on Lavender. Amethyst Sunbird (female) in coral tree Streaky Headed Seedeater. September ’19 Ark.
Common Bulbul. Sunday 15 Sep. Ark.
Black Collared Barbet. 15/9/19 14:25 An infrequent but always welcome visitor to the Ark’s spot. It is found in throughout Sub Saharan Africa.
Kammy Through Lavender. Bronze Mannikins Lemon Tree Seedlings Mikey and Millie. ”Snuggling” Bobbi and Virgil Bougainvillea Benji keeping a wary eye on Val Bobbi, Cindy keeping a few clients occupied while their cakes are being iced.
White Bellied Sunbird Female Amethyst Sunbird. Male Masked Cape Weaver Cape Sparrow and Laughing Dove. Crested Barbet 10/9/19 Ark
”Chest out, shoulders back.” Olive Thrush – Back Garden 4/9/19 Ark.