Saturday, October 8, 2016

Critters in Marquard

Hi everyone, at last I'm home long enough to post on my blog. As I mentioned in last week, one given  throughout my busy life recently is the dogs and I still walk the golf course most days. Now the birds are returning and I managed to photograph several waterbirds, waders and geese. 
Egyptian geese (male on right) 
Three-banded Plover (not a very good image - it was far away on the other side of the dam)
Black-winged Stilt

Other critters enjoy the muddy banks created by the receding dam water
...on the fairway
Returning home we pass our favorite friendly dog lying on his lawn
Skabenga waits patiently...
...while the FFD poses for me! 
In my office, I quickly snapped this praying mantis on the net curtain and then shooed it outside. (before Shadow saw it!)

I'm linking to Saturday Critters with Eileen here



  1. Nice spot for a bit of birding. Would love to see a Three-banded Plover.

  2. Such lovely collection of photos. A couple of Egyptian geese by the water is lovely, and how beautiful the black-winged stilt's red legs!! Have a good weekend!

  3. beautiful geese, love their markings and you know I love all three dogs.. hope you have time to rest up before you leave again. missing you

  4. Hello, Jo! I love the pretty Egyptian Geese. The Plover and Stilt are beautiful birds, great shots. Your furbabies are always adorable. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

  5. your pups always make me smile. love the geese and stilt, too!

  6. Hi,Again,
    Thank you for your kind comment. I added your URL to my Browse list of the Dashboard.
    I am now your follower. I look forward to see the natures surrounding you in South Africa,Jo.
    Enjoy your weekend!

  7. So fun watching the return of the birds, and i will be interested in watching your experiences in South Africa. i am visiting from Saturday Critters!

  8. Excellent pictures of lovely critters!

  9. How I enjoy seeing the return of your South African birds.


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