Thursday, September 18, 2008
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Sunday, September 7, 2008
Saturday, September 6, 2008
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
- The daisies are blooming. The sun is shining and there is no wind for a change.
- Five Egrets just flew by.
- A Caspian Tern is diving into the lake.
- About seventy Pelicans arrived.
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
The “Cape of Storms” really lived up to its name this time.
Mother Goose’s second batch of five eggs was washed away.
At home our Masked Weaver “Boytjie” lost his nest containing two chicks.
I tied Boytjie’s second nest down, using nylon cord.
During the storm the poor nest did a somersault but remains hanging (a bit tighter around the branch)
We are not sure if the young birds survived.
Among the birds spotted at the vlei were 2 Caspian Terns.
The Egyptian Geese are very territorial and aggressive during breeding season.
A pair of juvenile geese were brought to the vlei and released near “Father Goose’s” territory. He immediately went into attack mode. Luckily for them they were old enough to fly and get out of the way.
Spotted: One Caspian Tern.