A perfect afternoon

Today I spent the perfect afternoon watching the birds flock to one of our bird baths, to have a drink or take a dip. We are well into the dry season here, so water is difficult to find. However, this has the advantage that the birds are always ready to come and enjoy the water we put out for them (occasionally joined by a squirrel, lizard or even one of our many chickens!).

This afternoon, amongst others, I have seen:

Village weavers

Village weaver

Village weaver

African mourning dove

African mourning dove

African mourning dove

Brown babblers

Brown babblers

Brown babblers

A couple of ‘non-birds’ taking a sneaky drink!

An agama lizard

An agama lizard

Balaba Nature Camp squirrelYellow-crowned gonolek

Yellow-crowned gonolek

Yellow-crowned gonolek

A Beautiful sunbird (that really is its name!)

Beautiful sunbird

Beautiful sunbird

Yellow-throated leafloves

Yellow-throated leaflove

Yellow-throated leaflove

And the highlight of the afternoon, a Snowy-crowned robinchat taking a bath. This lovely bird is listed as ‘Local and uncommon’, but we see this one quite often.

Snowy-crowned robinchat

Snowy-crowned robinchat

A great way to spend a Sunday afternoon!

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