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
Max the hen and Whitefoot the kitten share a moment. We have an Albino Pigeon, named ‘Buzz’ that was born on our property and even though he has left the nest, he does return from time to time. This rather fat fledgling made a recent appearance and we suspect it is the offspring of ‘Buzz’. … More Bits n’ Bobs
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
Relaxing with the paper on a sunny Sunday morning. My father, from a few years ago. Ark.
Ark. Photo a Week Challenge: Nancy Merrill photography
Cindy. Dog day afternoon … in winter. Long range shot of an African Harrier Hawk (Gymnogene). Max among the geraniums. The next door neighbours recently acquired two (formally) feral kittens ( for their young son, apparently) – the wife works at the zoo so although not confirmed yet we presume this was where they came … More Bits and bobs
Hadeda Ibis. 14/6/2020 Ark
Male White Bellied Sunbird on the Aloes Palm Moon Cindy and Virgil. Across the Valley Tiny False House Button Spider hanging on the fridge door. The blue lines are lines on a sheet of paper. Photo credit: Emily. Painted Lady Common Bulbul Pelargonium Fiscal Flycatcher Flower Crab Spider and Bee. Hadeda Ibis. Autumn Hues … More Birds, Bits n’ Bobs
Emily’s Cakes I’ve been off the boil when it comes to posting new cake stuff. I’ll see if I can catch up on some of the work that has gone out over the past couple of months. For those who might be interested to see ”the artist” at work, here’s a speeded up 7 … More Having your cake and …