I also get that old horrid notice above my post - an error occurred while trying to save or publish your post - dismiss.
Any suggestions will be greatly - please
OK So I rebooted my laptop - again - and opened Blogger again, and now I have images..
Meanwhile, here is my Wednesday Wild Bird post
Ironically, although I love birds and birding (bird watching), I'm not a fan of putting food on a feeder for the birds that visit my garden. When I was at home alone between 2006-2009, I had revamped my garden and created an almost completely indigenous garden. When this was established, the plants, trees and
Today, however, with the weather so erratic and terribly hot this summer, I don't seem to have much in the garden at all. We have a severe water shortage - in fact we've been without water these past two days and will be until Friday when the municipal pump is repaired - and my garden frying up at the moment. Even the succulents, aloes and water wise plants are wilted and dying. Sad, but true.
Another reason why I don't like to feed birds in my garden is that the regulars (weavers, sparrows, canaries, bishops and queleas) become so robust on - what I call - fast food that the visiting birds don't have a chance at food or space when they arrive. The warblers, camaropteras, batis, cisticolas, prinias and more visit our garden during the warm season. And if they can't fight the resident fat-cats - er - birds, they fly off and away!
However, Grant loves bird feeders and has erected two within full view of where we sit on the patio during the day and in the evenings. I always have my camera close by and click away.
Southern Red Bishops
There are always several males of this species in our garden - a sure deterrent to any visiting birds...
Southern Red Bishops with Red-billed Quelea
I'm linking to Wild Bird Wednesday hosted by Stewart Monkton here