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Saturday, 20 July 2013

Afternoon walk.

Took the dogs for a slow stroll around the farm, they were beside themselves with happiness. As usual I took my camera with me.

Southern bald-headed Ibis, (Geronticus calvus), these birds are restricted to the eastern higher areas of South Africa. Bald-headed ibises are listed as vulnerable.

Speckled pigeon, (Columba guinea) also known as rock pigeons, definitely not a threatened species and across most of Southern Africa.

Another view.

Winter wheat under center pivot irrigation. This a huge pivot and it irrigates fifty hectares, about 2.2 acres to hectare.


OneStonedCrow said...

Love the Ibis - wow! you're not kidding, that irrigation pivot IS humungous ...

Pumice said...

Good to see you up and running again.

Grace and peace.

Kay L. Davies said...

Wow, I thought I'd seen large irrigation systems here on the Canadian prairie but this might have them beat all hollow, Phillip.
The speckled pigeon is so pretty, but the vulnerable bald-headed ibis is amazing.