SOME GARDEN BIRDS

Here is a closer look at some of the regular visitors to our garden:

African Green Pigeon

Black-headed Oriole

Greater Double-collared Sunbird

Lesser-striped Swallows

Pin-tailed Whydah

Streaky-headed Seedeater

25 thoughts on “SOME GARDEN BIRDS

  1. These photos are marvellously clear, enabling one to take in so much detail. Absolutely delightful, Anne! Well done and thank you for sharing them with us. I share your obvious thrill and excitement, with each visitor that graces our garden. They all bring me great joy as your visitors so clearly do! I wish my own photos were as impressive.

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    • You are very kind and generous in your praise, DesirĂ©e, for I assure you that most of my photographs end up in the digital bin! I am so pleased to know that you are also an ardent garden bird watcher – the birds provide me with a lot of pleasure and I have come to know them so much better over the years.

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    • I am fortunate to have attracted such an interesting variety of birds to our garden. I don’t think the Pin-tailed Whydah’s tail is particularly heavy as he appears to be very agile with it – darts about and even hovers in the air as though it is dancing to impress a female.

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    • At least the bird names are descriptive, picking on at least one clear characteristic. The names of butterflies on the other hand, flummox me completely: tigers, opals, and kites to name a few.

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    • Admittedly, I hear the African Green Pigeons more often than I see them for, as large as they are, they are masters of camouflage within the foliage of the fig tree.

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    • Trees and birds. In that sense I am satisfied with the fruits of our labours over three decades ago. The drought puts paid to things like vegetables and flowers. Birds and butterflies are good enough for me and both give me enormous pleasure. I assure you my garden would not garner any human rewards, but even a brown mongoose pops in now and then đŸ™‚

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