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Re: Wildlife in your garden

Unread postby RosemaryH » Mon Dec 19, 2011 2:13 pm

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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Re: Wildlife in your garden

Unread postby Meandering Mouse » Mon Dec 19, 2011 3:01 pm

Wonderful :D

not too sure about the snake though :hmz:
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Re: Wildlife in your garden

Unread postby okie » Mon Dec 19, 2011 5:58 pm

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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Re: Wildlife in your garden

Unread postby anne-marie » Mon Dec 19, 2011 6:56 pm

:shock: superb Python :dance:
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Unread postby RosemaryH » Mon Dec 19, 2011 10:38 pm

:thumbs_up: anne-marie
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Re: Wildlife in your garden

Unread postby Spotted Cat » Thu Feb 02, 2012 5:39 pm

WOW!!! Rosie, that's wonderful! Beautiful snake and adorable piggies :dance:
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Re: Wildlife in your garden

Unread postby granjan » Thu Aug 23, 2012 2:50 pm

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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Re: Wildlife in your garden

Unread postby anne-marie » Thu Aug 23, 2012 5:23 pm

:dance: superb :clap:
:hmz: I have to go to my little pond to find goldfinches :whistle:
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Re: Wildlife in your garden

Unread postby granjan » Thu Aug 23, 2012 8:52 pm

Thanks, Anne-Marie. :thumbs_up:

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Re: Wildlife in your garden

Unread postby Meandering Mouse » Fri Aug 24, 2012 7:17 am

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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Re: Wildlife in your garden

Unread postby anne-marie » Fri Aug 24, 2012 7:27 am

what a chance MM... what a chance :dance: :dance: :dance:
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Re: Wildlife in your garden

Unread postby mel123 » Fri Aug 24, 2012 7:39 am

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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Re: Wildlife in your garden

Unread postby Meandering Mouse » Fri Aug 24, 2012 7:42 am

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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Unread postby anne-marie » Fri Aug 24, 2012 7:47 am

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

Unread postby granjan » Thu Sep 06, 2012 12:02 am

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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