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Sunday, 12 August 2012

Sondela re-visited.

I have just returned home after spending five wonderful days at Sondela with Wim and Estelle. 

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Bushveld sunrise.

Welcome mat at the door but they won't let me in.

When I returned from my early morning walk on Thursday morning this guy was standing at the glass sliding doors, he only left after I fed him a banana. This Nyala bull is extremely tame and not at all aggressive, but I was very cautious while I edged my way passed him into the house. Those horns a razor sharp and one playful but of the head can do serious damage. 

After I edged my way passed him I took this photo from the inside. Enlarge this photo to see how sharp his horns really are.

Below some birds I photographed at Sondela.

Blue Waxbill.

Violet-eared Waxbill's at the back and a pair of Scaley-feathered finches in front. These little birds are extremely small, hardly bigger than a mans thumb.

1 comment:

Mark Kautz/Shoreman said...

Wow, the Waxbill's look about Wren size. Sharp horns.