Despite vulture poisonings in Africa, conservationists find hope – BirdWatching

https://www.birdwatchingdaily.com/blog/2018/03/05/despite-vulture-poisonings-africa-conservationists-find-hope/

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Swallow wallowing in mud

Hi All who are interested. My newest addition to the Lakside property’s bird list is a pair of Lesser striped swallows. They landed on our balcony railing for a descent introduction and portrait session whereafter they took off for a glide and proceeded to wallow in the mud presumably to go collect building material. Seems like they too are in the baby making syndrome which has gripped the wetland around The Lakeside. Seems like the windyness is not detering the weavers in the slightest. When one nest blows away they proceed to build a new one the next day. In the last month they have build at least twelve or so nests amongst our three nearest males. Further down is another colony of at least 20-30 nests.

Thanx for listening while I enjoy a cuppa and enjoy the swallow shennanigans.
Regards, Wolfgang in Muizenberg CT.

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Hello bloggies

Just testing my blogging skils on my tablet. This is a lot easier than on my mobile. Have been doing a lot of practising to take pics on my new camera. It’s so much greater than nmy Fuji camera I had.

Birding wise the weavers have been buuilding nests and mating too. I think there will soon be a lot of new weaver juvenile
s around.

Interesting addition to list

Hi Birders.

An interesting addition to my garden list here at the Lakeside, Muizenberg is a pair of Yellow-billed Ducks swimming about in the water that has formed in the reeded wetlands on the property. The last week has been a very wet week with the dried up wetlands been transformed into a very green oasis. The reeds are growing well and should be well enough to house the weaver and waxbill nests in the coming summer season again. I see they have not drifted away as I thought they would. The feeder is still a hive of activity with all the usual bird species well represented.

Great Birding from a soggy wet Cape Town.