Saturday, June 21, 2014

Saturday Critters with Eileen

I normally have quite an eclectic mix of creatures - feathered and four-footed for this post. However, this week Grant only got in from the office late in the evening. When we went out, the lighting was not at all conducive to good photography! We're also experiencing windy days which causes birds and animals to hide in the bush instead of showing themselves!

However,  this is my contribution today to Eileen's meme, Saturday Critters .  

 A young Harrier-Hawk foraging for insects and grubs in the stump
While we watched this young raptor, it stepped up and poked its bill into the cavity...

...then looked at us and yawned! 
 A pair of Yellow-collared Lovebirds provided a photo op

A Long-tailed Cormorant was a willing model!
In the gathering dusk it was just possible to capture this pair of Black-backed Jackal on a mission

I hope you're all having a great weekend.


  1. Wonderful....if you will, come over to my birding photo blog and add the link for all us birders to view these fabulous images.

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  2. What beautiful photos! I'm here wondering if it was a sunny day so..... more beautiful images?!
    The Yellow-collared Loverbirds are perfect, a nice pair!


  3. You have a great collection of critters here. The hawk is fabulous and I like the shot of the Jackal diapering into the dusk.

  4. Jo, these are awesome critter photos.. I love the birds, especially the colorful Lovebirds. The Harrier is a cool bird. Great sightings and photos. Thank you for linking up, enjoy your weekend!

  5. Beautiful birds and terrific captures, Jo, as always!!

  6. And I though Australian parrots war colourful! Nice lovebirds.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

  7. Oh, the love birds are beautiful!

  8. Those brilliant colored lovebirds would brighten any dusky eve.

  9. Beautiful shots! I love the hawk and the lovebirds.

  10. Nice shots of the harrier, colorful lovebirds and the cormorant. The jackals are very interesting too.


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