Last week on the way to the shopping complex, Grant and I both spotted birds on the farm dam. We did a double take: they were a pair of swans! As swans are not natural to Africa, we think they're escapees from a bird sanctuary. I will mail the photos to my sister-in-law, Shelley, to find out exactly why we have these birds swanning around in South Africa! On the way back, we stopped so that I could take photos. They were on the opposite side of the dam so my photos are very fuzzy.
A pair of swans on a dam, in the Drakensberg, South Africa
Although with zooming in so much, I cut the right-hand swan off slightly, I was pleased to get the heart-shape of their heads together
Just after 4.30 yesterday morning, I opened the rondawel door to take the dogs for a walk. Missy was peering under the stable at us!
Later during the day, the dogs and I walked up the pivot path to the servitude. We'd been to the pecan paddock with Thandiwe, but what was another walk!
I zoomed in on the statice; can you see Skabenga on the left with the blurry shape of Thunder, the horse on the horizon?
I photographed the bramble berries. These plants, with the thistles, need to be eradicated
The top of the pivot path
Skabenga and Eddy heading along the servitude with the horses in the distance
Missy enjoying the tasty grass in the field
Thunder is my hero; isn't he just too handsome?
Three weeks ago I posted about the Common Fiscal's nest being robbed by an African Harrier-hawk. Yesterday we spotted the parent feeding a youngster - at least one survived!
A juvenile Common Fiscal
I'm linking to Saturday Critter with Eileen, here
HAPPY SATURDAY TO YOU ALL!