Every single day that I'm home, Skabenga, Eddy and I go to the golf course, mostly before the sun has risen.
The Steppe Buzzard has a thickset appearance and an upright stance; the habit of hunting from the top of telephone or electrical poles (as this one above), or exposed outer tree branches, helps aid identification. This bird is a common Palearctic migrant ; most arrive late October/November and depart February - April (so I'm pleased I still saw one during the second week of March!). Its habitat is open grassland (this was the paddock next to the golf course), woodland and agricultural areas. Its food is mainly insects, also rodents, reptiles and occasionally birds. I asked my SIL Shelley if the bird above was holding its prey in the right foot. She replied in the negative. The bird would've been eating it - they often sit on one leg like this. Its call is mostly silent in Africa.
As always, I go down low to get nature images sprinkled with morning dew!
While I'm on my haunches taking photos, the dogs cavort across the course. Here I swung around and photographed Skabenga in full flight chasing after Eddy who's almost off the picture
And back they come!
The greens are in immaculate condition
A brown-veined white
A delicate pink wildflower
This is a tiny bloom which I captured on camera by go down low!
I loved the textures in this image
A blurry Eddy is visible in the bottom left corner of this photo. She is quite nervous of the cattle and the lone horse. Not so Skabenga. Here he seems to be exchanging morning niceties with the beautiful horse
Early on Monday 7th March, I opened the dining room window and saw the moon. Waning Crescent, 4%; 28 days old
I'm linking my post to Saturday Critters with Eileen here
Here's wishing you all a wonderful weekend.