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 …
White Bellied Sunbird Flower Crab Spider on Cabbage Flower Hillbrow Post Office Tower 2 planes Hover fly Striped Policeman Catherine Plane Moon Cape Robin Chat Jacarandas in bloom. Young Avenue, Johannesburg Ark
A couple of years ago my rather talented photographer brother Gerry won the Wildlife Photographer of the Year award in the category, Bird Behaviour. He recently discovered that one of his photographs has been chosen for the $1.10 Australian Postage Stamp. How cool is that? Well done, bro. Super proud of you! 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? Benji watching the fish Diadem. Another Thyreus (Cuckoo) Bee … More Bits n’ Bobs and odds and ends
‘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.
Fiscal Flycatcher Juvenile Amethyst Sunbird. Olive Thrush. Photographed yesterday and today. Ark
Ark Cee’s B&W Challenge.
Common Diadem. Photographed this morning. Ark.
Potted Potatoes Progressing Purposefully. Thar’s gold on them thar wings!” Thysanoplusia orichalcea, Golden Plusia Found it’s way into my office yesterday evening. Millie. I was obliged to go wash my hands somewhere else. Our Pink Lady, still enjoying residency among the lavender in the back garden. Ark
Garden Orb Weaver after first moult – Topside. 25/4/2020 Ark.