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Monday, 30 January 2012

New territory 2.

Started my afternoon walk in what I now call "The new territory". Good decision as I was immediately rewarded by the sighting of these Spurfowl below.




Swainson's Spurfowl, (Pternistis swainsoni). This Spurfowl stood not more than 15 meters away from me and preened itself, totally unconcerned. It then wandered of into the grass on the verge of the Farm road.




If you look closely in the left hand corner of the photo above you will see it's mate crouched in the long grass. There is a whole family of these birds that live, close to and around the main house and the three cottages here on the farm.




Southern Red Bishop and I, beak to beak! Mano a Mano! He seems to be saying, "if you know what's good for you, you will get that camera out of my face.




Cape Glossy Starling, (Lamprotornis nitens).This photo was taken at an extreme distance and the bird was in full shade, so my ID might not be 100%. You can see the iridescent sheen on it's shoulders in this photo.




A pair of White Throated Swallows enjoying the late afternoon sun, on a willow branch over the water.




The sharp eyes of an African Wattled Lapwing, focuses on some hapless creature.

2 comments:

Desiree said...

You really have enjoyed some outstanding birdlife sightings of late! Wonderful captures!

Gorges Smythe said...

Nice shots!