Thursday, April 25, 2013

Flamingos at Modimola Dam

Recently, I have been fascinated by the congregation of Lesser Flamingos at Modimola Dam; 12km  West of Mahikeng in the North West Province.
Both Lesser and Greater are gathering in numbers there. Here are some of the photos I took recently. An enjoyable spectacle of nature while the drought is at its peak in the area.
We hope they will be here to stay.
Location of Modimola Dam 
Walking and darting across the dam
Filtering food from surface of  water with bill upside down
From juvenile to adult hood phases all present
Taking a rest in the companion of Black-winged Stilt

Monday, April 8, 2013

Latest visitors to my garden

Familiar Chat just finished flicking its wings
While migrants were preparing to leave for the Northern Hemisphere; I had this visitor to my garden for the very first time. Oh! amazing to see how it flicks its wing every time it lands.

Hoping on my garden wall and flicking its wings
Yellow Canary starring at the sun on my sand patch

 Another new visitor as well caught on my sand patching with its beak held high as if howling at some one.
Enough of the sun and lift off