Golden Palm Weaver, Zanzibar
A female red bishop enjoys the sun in a cool autumn breeze. These ‘lbjs’ (little brown jobs) are frequently ignored in favour of the brightly coloured males, but they have their own charm.
A southern masked weaver adding the finishing touches to the nest
An amethyst sunbird at Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens.
A hadeda ibis in the air above a dam near Kyalami in Gauteng. Shows well stashed undercarriage
Known as the ‘rain bird’ the Burchell’s coucal has the most alluring warbling call. Don’t be fooled it is a pretty ferocious consumer of other birds …
This magnificent southern masked weaver is the life and soul of the garden
A red collared widowbird shows off its tail as it leaves its perch. Photographed south of Johannesburg.
Raggedy-ass pied crow landing on a raggedy-ass invasive species in raggedy-ass Joburg. Apologies, something about my raggedy-ass mood today …