A diary of a retired South African Water Ranger.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Spur-winged Goose

Rietvlei, Cape 2008

Thursday, December 18, 2008

The White-throated Swallow nest

White-throated Swallow nesting under the jetty at Rietvlei (2007-01-07)

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

My Garden Birds 12-12-2008

One of the masked weaver chicks - hatched

My Garden Birds 9-12-2008

My home Garden

The masked weaver chicks are squawking like mad.

We noticed both the male and female feeding on Sunday.

Since then a domestic cat killed the female. I heard the frantic distress call of a bird, but was too late to save her.

We could hear the persistent cries from the hungry chicks demanding for food. The male was doing his best to supply the demand.

He managed to rear both chicks.

Posted by Wally Water-ranger

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Rietvlei 1-12-2008

The Heron is OK. The plastic is no longer stuck to its beak

Birds at Rietvlei - 27-Nov-2008

27-Nov 2008 Rietvlei

  • Spotted White-throated swallow with one chick.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Intaka Island, 24-11-2008

We went on a very enjoyable walk around the island. We took lots of photographs of birds.

The bird islands are great.

Many nests of mostly Ibis.

Other birds seen were:


Birds eye view from the island at Rietvlei. Photogrash taken 2002