Took the dogs for a long walk around the farm yesterday. Didn't take a fly rod, just the camera. Click on photos to enlarge.
Yellow-billed egret, (Egretta intermedia). I had an idea that there was something wrong with this bird. It was hunched up, and hunkered down and all on it's own. These birds are usually in flocks and fly away at the approach of humans, this one just sat there.
Unfortunately my observation that the egret not being well proved to be true. When I went walking this afternoon I found that the bird had died.
Blacksmith Lapwing, (Vanellus armatus). Gets its name from it's call a klink klink klink. Much like a small hammer being struck against an anvil. Very aggressive during the nesting season. The bird at the back appears to be a juvenile and has what looks like a minnow in it's beak.
A pair of White-faced ducks. What struck me about these two is how unperturbed they were at the approach of me and the ducks. Even when lady entered the water to swim, a few meters from them, they hardly moved.
Southern Red bishop. (Euplectes afer) This bird had just chased a bird of another species away from the nests, looked like a Red breasted cuckoo. Cuckoo's like to lay their eggs in weaver birds nests.