Saturday, February 18, 2017

Saturday critters

This week I have a mish-mash of wildlife, birds and farm animals. 

The servitude was mowed last Friday; on Saturday, on our way to the Parkrun, we stopped so that I could photograph a Black-headed Heron foraging for food in the grass. 
Black-headed Heron in our path

I noticed a slight movement out of the corner of my eye and moved the camera in that direction. 
Duiker (female) We now have a pair on the land! 

Along the regional road to the junction where we meet the main road, Grant stopped (again!) for me to photograph this beautiful raptor atop a tree.
Long-crested Eagle

Alongside a farm field, we stopped to listen to (and photograph) this lark below.
Rufous-naped Lark 

In the next field we stopped to watch the antics of these piglets

I'm linking to Saturday Critters with Eileen, here

HAPPY SATURDAY TO YOU ALL! 




8 comments:

  1. Great captures, Jo. I can almost hear the lark singing, and the eagle is impressive!

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  2. love the PIGS.. anything with four legs just melts my heart. that is some eagle, love the crest. and I think I can hear the loud lark... they do love to sing

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  3. Hi Jo!
    It's truly a gift to live in a place so close to wild nature! For me it's like an enchanted place...
    Have a nice weekend full of happy moments like this!!!
    Hugs

    Bia <º(((<

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  4. Great animal selection - that heron is so elegant.

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  5. Hello JO, what an awesome variety of critters and photos. I love the eagle and the cute piglets. But, they are all cool sightings. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

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  6. I love those pigs too and that eagle is very wild looking! Great photos! Hugs, Diane

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  7. Lots of critters in your area! Loved the shot of the heron.

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  8. Lovely variety in today's post. Superb looking Eagle. Have a wonderful weekend.

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