However, Skabby and I have managed at least two walks a day - and the days are beautiful. Such a pleasure to be able to move freely around the farm.
I loved these reflections in the dam
As always Skabby dives into the dam and has a swim
The newest calf on the farm having a drink...
... then waiting patiently while Mama is milked in the shed
First quarter moon taken at 16h14 on the 1st May 2020
Cattle egret on the lawn outside my farm office seen on Friday morning
The Amethyst Sunbird male seen from my outdoor home office that afternoon
pièce de résistance
On Friday morning I heard a bird call in the lane between my house and that of Janine and Gavin (the young farmers) I went out with my camera but couldn't see anything. As I realized I was hearing a tree frog's call, a bird whizzed quietly past my right shoulder, and landed in the bole of a tree a few meters in front of me.
Redirecting my camera, I focused and snapped. And twice more.
It was a female Cardinal Woodpecker. Even though I have posted many times about the woodpeckers we saw in Tanzania and recently about the Cardinal Woodpecker male I snapped here in Ronnie's garden, this was the first time I caught the bird in repose. Finally a CLEAR picture - or three!
Cardinal Woodpecker, female
Clear as a bell!
I'm linking to Saturday Critters with Eileen, here
Everyone out there, please take care and stay safe!