Saturday, April 18, 2020

Some different critters

Hello fellow bloggers. I'm posting some different birds and critters seen in my garden over the past week. 

We're two days into our extended lockdown. We were originally told to stay home for three weeks. A few days before the end of this period, the president asked us to stay indoors and home for a further two weeks. Who knows what will happen on 1 May.

I have enjoyed being home. I still go into the farm office, across the lawn, three mornings a week. When I get home, though, there is no travelling. I am running my Weigh-Less groups virtually from my outdoor office which I posted about in the previous post.  No doubt you'll see more about Mum's outdoor office from Ambrose' post on Sunday! 

At the same time, I get to spot and photograph birds and critters in my garden.
African Hoopoe 
 House sparrow 

A grasshopper in my garden at the moment 

I'm linking to Saturday Critters with Eileen here

Be safe out there ! 


  1. Hello, Jo!

    I would love to see the Hoopoe, what a cool looking bird. Great shots of the grasshopper. Our stay at home is continuing too. Take care, stay well! Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend. PS, thanks for the comment on my blog.

  2. That Hoopoe is amazing! What a unique bird and how exciting to see one. Take care and stay safe!

  3. I would Love to see one of those Hoopoe burds in the wild. Lucky you!

    Continue to be safe at home.

  4. I know grasshoppers cause crop damage, but he/she sure is cute... we are in week five of stay home and no end in sight. have not been to a TOPS meeting in 5 Thursdays, we are not doing virtual. are you doing zoom?

  5. That's a bird I've never seen...

  6. The Hoopoe is pretty cool looking. Never heard of it or saw it until now. Great close-up of the grasshopper. Thanks for sharing these nice photos, have a great weekend, take care, and stay safe.

  7. I love all of your critters - and that is a most excellent grasshopper shot.

  8. Hello. African Hoopoe looks so awesome. Take care.

  9. Best part about an outdoor office is being so close to nature.


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