Saturday, August 29, 2015

Four-legged; flying and croaking critters

Driving to Senekal on Thursday, I managed to snap the horses on a small stud farm near Marquard. 

A few kilometers along the road, we all spotted a large raptor on a telephone pole. Grant stopped the car; I opened the window and focused...
...but the bird flew off before I could get a decent shot! 

Back at home, we have a resident frog. It spends its day inside the pipe of a drain near our outside tap/faucet. It's been croaking like mad for the past two weeks; we're thrilled because this means rain. 
Last night I spotted it in the corner near our entrance steps
I took a second photo of the frog before leaving it in peace (it's back inside the pipe again)

I'm linking to Saturday Critters with Eileen here

Happy Saturday to you all! 


  1. adorable frog and i like the bird lift-off!

  2. Fun captures and critters for the day, Jo!! Thanks for sharing! Hope you're enjoying a lovely weekend!!

  3. Great captures especially that raptor. Now where you able to ID it Jo? Have a lovely weekend.

  4. Hello Jo, pretty shot of the horses out on the field. And the raptor taking off is cool. And I love the cute frog. Great critters! Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy weekend!

  5. How funny to have a resident frog. :)) Yep, raptors see us and our cameras way before we see them.

  6. So you have a new pet ! Don't forget to buy a collar and walk it on a leash :) !

  7. I hope your frog (or toad) has good success when it rains and has many babies!

  8. That's an interesting range of critters you've got!

  9. Nice sighting on the raptor. Good news with the frog and rain.


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