Friday, February 5, 2016

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Good fences, great bonding

Once again, I can't resist posting the fences and posts which I photograph on the golf course during my daily walks with the dogs. 

My nine-month old Labrador pup poses at the 17th hole. The sandstone pillar in the foreground and supporting the gate behind the dog, are iconic features in a Free State park, garden and on this course

Eddy sniffs at interesting smells under the barbed-wire fence along the golf course boundary

Skabenga and Eddy dart off to the fence where they normally find an abundance of dried cow pats - yummy snacks for dogs!

I've posted this fence post before - I love it. 
Note: it looks much larger here than the front view 
which you can see in the first photo in the post

I'm linking my post to Good Fences Thursday hosted by TexWisGirl here


Wednesday, February 3, 2016

African Red-eyed Bulbul

Today I'm posting about the African Red-eyed Bulbul; a common and wide-spread bulbul in our country. It's a resident garden bird and can be heard from early morning until after dark every day. It's call is distinctive: wake-up Gregory and also a series of mimicry. 

The photos below are not perfect; some aren't even very clear. But I had to photograph a pair sitting just outside my office window - and obviously making a nest. 
This bird landed on a potted fern; the nesting material can be seen in its beak
Its mate watched from the wall above

The African Red-eyed Bulbul has a conspicuous wide orange-red eye ring.  
While I an the nest bird's mate watched, it flew off into the garden! 

I'm linking to Wild Bird Wednesday here

Happy Wednesday to you all!