Another Saturday, another morning coffee in the morning, and another sighting of my butcher bird friend. Only he is not showing butcherbird tendencies any more. Has my bird-feeder domesticated this Fiscal so much that he is becoming a seed eater rather than a scavenger, a vegetarian Fiscal if you will. Food for thought.
Sitting here enjoying an early cuppa coffee and staring out the Lounge window. Enjoying the early morning birdlife going about their business.
Have the usual Turtle doves, European/Common starlings and Rock Pigeons around my Birdfeeder and Birdbath. One interesting addition was a very nervous skulking Cape Robin-Chat. Probably only came for some water but I made a sudden move and he took off.
Also saw two Karoo-prinia chasing each other up and down the wetlands in front of the complex. Was a bit upset when it was cut down but gotten over that as in the rescent rains its rejuvenated and is growing well now so much so that the Cape Weavers have fresh material to build their nests which they are merrily doing at the moment. Also see that the Common Waxbills are also still around in their hundreds. The Fiscal Shrike has also made an appearance and flown off with a bread crust.
Enjoy the Birding.