Sunday, June 2, 2013

The early bird special


There is a large flock of common waxbills that visits my parents' garden daily. They hang around until the seed appears at their feeding station. 


By the time they appear at their breakfast tray tomorrow, we will have been on the N1, the artery joining Cape Town and Johannesburg, for a couple of hours.

New birds and experiences await.

Breakfast with hornbills, for instance.

7 comments:

  1. Wow, so beautiful.
    Do they have a sound you can describe?
    Thank you for the vivid descriptions, and photos, of your trip.

    Cheers,
    Deirdre

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  2. They remind me of Cedar Waxwings, so beautiful and different! Love that orange and red against the stormy, purple-grey.

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  3. The first picture made me say wow.

    The second made me smile.

    Have fun.

    xo J.

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  4. Hi, very nice and different. In Slovenia we do not have sucha a nice birds. I have put first photo on my computre screen. I hope that you allow me. Very interesting blog... I like it very much.

    All the best!
    Stojan

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  5. These bird pictures are killing me. Quite the bon oiseaux if you ask me. Please bring one home for me. love, deb

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  6. ag, daai vlieende vis voeltjie...
    xxx

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  7. Lovely pictures. I especially liked the 2nd one.

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