Another reason why I want to show these images is the age-old argument of progress versus wildlife. I.e. in this case, mining and causing distress to the local wildlife and birds on the mine.
Take a look!
Augur Buzzard perched on tree top near an earthmoving operation on the mine
Augur Buzzard perched quite peacefully on a tree near wheel-loader and operator
Once I started playing with the focus settings, I arrived at this image...
... and this one!
To explain here about the machine in this post, I had to ask the expert/s. In my case it was Grant. He said a wheel-loader has a bucket on the end which DIGS into the earth, removing it and placing in a selected area. So my point is: with all this activity (and this is only one small part of an independent mine outside the diamond mining operations), Grant and I regularly see birds, deer, reptiles and mammals all over the mine and in the bush surrounding the activities.
Later this week, I'll post more about this Augur Buzzard and other birds and wildlife we've spotted since returning from our SA break.
Here's wishing you all a wonderful week ahead!