Feathers On Friday: Rosie Is Back Again

Rosie Spoonbill really likes to look her best for her photo shoots. It takes a lot of work to get those pink feathers just so.

Almost there; just adding the finishing touches.

Now I’ll give my wings an airing, just to be sure everything is perfect.

A little later, she appeared in my backyard for a bathroom window shot.

Wishing you all a safe and peaceful weekend as you find the beauty in every day.

One Word Sunday: Wet

Debbie’s ‘One Word Sunday Challenge’ is Wet and who hasn’t got some photos featuring water?

Here is where I would really like to be at the moment, in Umhlanga sitting on a bench looking out at the Indian Ocean.

Here in Florida, there are many birds who enjoy getting wet, like Mr Peli.

Last spring we spotted a few wet baby alligators enjoying a swim.

If you want to see a serious amount of wetness, then go to Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. Although it’s neither the widest nor highest waterfall in the world, it still happens to be the world’s largest sheet of falling water, and you can’t get much wetter than that.

 

Hope you’re all having a great Sunday.

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One Word Sunday: Nosy

Debbie’s ‘One Word Sunday – Nosy’ Challenge’ reminded me of this fella who, having climbed into the hibiscus bush outside my bathroom window was peering intently at me as I emerged from the shower. Luckily, I had my camera to hand to record the evidence of this nosy Iguana-shaped ‘peeping Tom’.

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Feathers On Friday: Safety In Numbers

Yesterday we were driving merrily along behind another car, when it suddenly came to an abrupt halt, seemingly for no reason. We waited a few seconds before seeing why. A gaggle of Egyptian geese having decided that the grass was greener on the other side,  bravely waddled out into the road, obviously having faith that they’d be seen and given safe passage. It was their lucky day.

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American film director Abraham Polonsky once said, “If you don’t get killed, it’s a lucky day for anybody.” I guess that’s one positive way of looking at life.

Wishing you all a safe and enjoyable weekend.

 

 

One Word Sunday: A Pair Of Love Birds

Perry and Penelope Pelican, snuggling together on a branch.

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Hope your Sunday is also a happy one.

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Theresa Turtle Prepares For Motherhood

A couple of weeks ago I noticed that Theresa, our resident River Cooter turtle was digging a hole in our backyard. I went out to tell her that her efforts weren’t appreciated, but she ignored me and carried on anyway, so I left her in peace.

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After googling to find out why she was doing this, I realized that she was preparing a nest in which to lay her eggs. The hole was soon filled in and the grass has since grown over it. I hope the baby turtles will hatch safely and be able to get out, as the mom’s job is done once she’s laid the eggs and she takes no further interest in her brood, so they have to fend for themselves. Apparently it’s a team effort and they take it in turns to dig their way out. Imagine if we humans did the same.

Feathers on Friday: A Quartet Of Ibis

Through my kitchen window, I spotted this quartet of white Ibis balanced precariously in the trees alongside our lake. It was almost as though they were posing for a photo op.

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According to Native American folklore, the white ibis is a symbol of both danger and optimism because it’s been noticed that they are the last to seek shelter before a hurricane and the first to emerge afterwards, so I’d better keep an eye on those Ibis.

Wishing you all a safe and peaceful weekend.