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2015-07-13
Abundance - Birds and Insects


We had visits by a number of animals at the Sambane waterhole and an intruder in our backyard again....

That Elephant Bull loves our garden and came into our pool area again in the early hours of the morning on Saturday.

On our game drives we also saw beautiful Eland and Tsessebe

Whilst we were working on the Paradise Link roads in our area we sighted birds in abundance. We were making a new road and these birds  were overwhelmed with the amount of  food available.

 

Flycatchers, Violet-eared Waxbill and Crimson-breasted Shrike - above.

The news spread quickly and before we could blink the numbers and also the specie variety increased.

 Marico Flycatcher

 Lilac-breasted Roller

 Yellow-fronted Canary

 Marico Sunbird

We were informed this morning by our neighbour that there were still lots of feathered friends around.

During the morning and in the late afternoon we frequently heard the call of the African Fish Eagle.

On a sunset drive we sighted a Balck-shouldered Kite

And Red-billed Oxpeckers made the best of every opportunity