At the moment the Black-collared Barbets are in full swing with their strident duet. Their call is an iconic mid-summer sound in the Free State. Two birds call in such harmony that it sounds like a single call. I'll try to record it and play it here in the near future.
Black-collared Barbet in my garden
Another resident in my garden is the Cape Robin-chat. I've posted before of a parent feeding its young just below my bedroom window. So they breed and grow around our property.
The Cape Robin-chat is less robust than the White-browed Robin-chat which used to occur in my garden in Kenya
The Red-eyed Bulbul also breeds and frequents my garden. Last weekend, Rina pointed to the bird which had just swooped onto my glass front door. I grabbed up my camera and began to snap away. The following images and video clip are rather graphic and not for the faint-hearted. As a human observer I feel saddened when a creature is devoured while I watch, but the law of nature is, it's the "survival of the fittest"
Red-eyed Bulbul eating its midday meal
I took these photos through my entertainment area windows, so they're not all that clear
I'm linking to Wild Bird Wednesday which you can visit here
Happy Wednesday to you all!