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A wooly-necked stork Meerkitty - that's fantastic. :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up:

Oumie, love the squirrels but yes, agreed, the rats and mice become a problem at the feeder :roll:

We are on a farm in NWP not too far from Magaliesburg and had this beauty visit us on Saturday evening. Moved into the yard after this pic was taken :shock: and "vanished" under a plant just 20 steps from the patio :shock: :shock: Keep wondering where it might be :o :o
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Then on Sunday morning, I was pleasantly surprised by this, while having coffee on the patio :D :D
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Wonderful :D

not too sure about the snake though :hmz:

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The two Jacaranda trees in front of the house is still full of blooms , and two families of sunbirds ( one family of five Southern double banded sunbirds , and also a family of three or four Malachite sunbirds ) are flittering in it all day long, looking for nectar , hanging up-side down , chirping , sipping , chasing each other , through the branches and twigs , down to the ground , up again , catching the odd insect , now and then .
This afternoon , one of the SDC's flew into the house , through the kitchen door , down the passage , into the sitting room . I had to open all the doors and windows before he eventually saw an opening and left again .

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:thumbs_up: anne-marie

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WOW!!! Rosie, that's wonderful! Beautiful snake and adorable piggies :dance:

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There's a lot of bird activity in my garden at the moment. A new visitor is this female pied flycatcher - I've never seen one before so she's very welcome.

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female pied flycatcher by jansp, on Flickr

There are lots of goldfinches and the youngsters are still begging to be fed.

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The house martins are everywhere, practising their flying. It amazes me that ornithologists still don't know where they migrate to exactly.

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:hmz: I have to go to my little pond to find goldfinches :whistle:

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Thanks, Anne-Marie. :thumbs_up:


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Lovely thread opened again. Thank you Grangan for your wonderful pictures.

Some of my neigbours.

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a Christmas visitor.

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what a chance MM... what a chance :dance: :dance: :dance:

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Last night before I went to bed I heard a few soft "whoo"s that indicated that the Spotted Eagle Owls had come to visit again, hunting in the field behind my garden.
Even though I was in my nighties, I just had to go see them! :thumbs_up:


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Isn't it wonderful to have all the bird noises back again? 8)

My bird feeder has gone from dull brown and grey to yellow, red and black.

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and an Owl in your garden :mrgreen: :dance:
I dream of one here...

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 Post subject: Re: Wildlife in your garden
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How fantastic to have such wonderful wildlife next door, MM!
We have a field of winter barley next to our house which is being harvested at present and the buzzards are circling overhead hoping for a meal.
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