ACACIA PIED BARBET

Originally posted on Something Over Tea:
These chunky little barbets have an extremely wide range as they occur over most of South Africa. Many years ago I even used to see the odd one in our garden. Acacia Pied Barbets (Tricholaema leucomelas) favour both woodland and savanna, but are especially at home in arid acacia woodland. Tricholaema means ‘throat hair’ in Greek, while leucomelas is… Continue reading ACACIA PIED BARBET

A LESSON IN PERSEVERANCE

Originally posted on Something Over Tea:
Every year a pair of Lesser-striped Swallows return to build their mud nest under the eaves of our house. They build their nest in exactly the same place, although the direction of the tunnel opening may change slightly with every construction. This summer there had been enough rain for them to start their nest soon after their arrival. The pair… Continue reading A LESSON IN PERSEVERANCE