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



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

  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

  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!!!

    Bia <º(((<

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

  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!

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

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

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


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