THE HUMBLE HADEDA

Originally posted on Something Over Tea:
Hadeda Ibises (Bostrychia hagedash) have appeared several times on this blog. Despite their considerable size, they tend to be overlooked and taken for granted. This might be because we have the dubious pleasure of hearing their waking calls before sunrise every day. They were originally birds of forests and wetlands, and their loud calls indicate an ongoing need to… Continue reading THE HUMBLE HADEDA

MAY 2021 GARDEN BIRDS

Originally posted on Something Over Tea:
Days are cooling down and the nights are becoming uncomfortably cold. Red-winged Starlings are gathering in ever-larger flocks as they swoop around the neighbourhood in search of food. I counted twenty of them in the Erythrina caffra yesterday – nibbling at the few scarlet blossoms that are left on the tree. African Green Pigeons continue to hide effectively in… Continue reading MAY 2021 GARDEN BIRDS

MARCH 2022 GARDEN BIRDS

Originally posted on Something Over Tea:
First of all, thank you to everyone who left encouraging comments and useful advice as well as offers of assistance when I lamented that the media storage on my free version of WordPress was 100% full and this wouldn’t allow me to feature any more photographs. After mulling over and considering the cost of changing to WordPress Pro (the… Continue reading MARCH 2022 GARDEN BIRDS