Spotted Thick-knee freezes in our night-light while I take photos
Along the haul road, the headlights picked up a movement in front of the vehicle. Grant stopped and I took several photos of this striking little bird (below) which is visible during the day and at night.
At first glance this Dik-dik looked like a rabbit. It was still so small and is obviously a very young dik-dik out on its own for the first time
Over the weekend we still went out an hour on Saturday and another on Sunday morning. We were thrilled to see the Bateleur pair perched on a tree way above us on top of a mine dump.
Bateleur (Female) stretches her wings
Bateleur (male) and female look as though they're having a serious conversation
I just loved the woolly-headed glare the male Bateleur seemed to aim at me as I focused on him and his mate
A Black-headed Heron in a typical heron stance (one leg tucked up and head hunched into shoulders)
Although this bird is audible in my garden from before dawn until after sunset, it's not often that we see it close to the road in the bush. The Spotted Palm thrush is endemic to North East Africa. Its song is powerful with a varied medley of whistled phrases incorporating mimicry as well as a low PEE-u-piri-peeu which is given throughout the day
d'Arnaud's Barbet provides the perfect photo op when all other birds are scarce!
As we approached the boom gate near our home, we spotted a Lilac-breasted Roller dive down onto the ground and return to the wire above. It had an insect in its bill which...
...it fed to a bird sitting on the wire nearby
So winter or no, I still have a selection of critters to bring to Eileen's Saturday Critter party which you can visit by clicking here