When some birds are ready to mate, their appearance let it know too.
Birdwatching 17/2/17 - 18/2/17
Save the best for last. Part 3 of our birding adventure.
Here is part 2 of our birding adventure.
First birding trip for 2017. Here is part 1.
First time at the feeder: Sasha with her mother, Lotje.
A resident that likes to be alone: the Solitary Sandpiper.
Undercover: the Black Hawk-Eagle
This lurking predator is on the look out for something tasty.
An unexpected visitor
Quite an entrance!
It is now very common that other animals also come to the ocelot feeder: opossums, paca's, Tegu's, Vultures ... just to name a few. They all enjoy the free left overs. But there are also others who are just passing by.
While I was going through the trap cam pics, taken at the ocelot feeder, I stumbled upon this particular picture; a Lowland tapir just minding his own business while crossing over. As the feeder is right behind staff houses it is now clear that this tapir was right behind us walking through our garden too.
Expect the unexpected!
It's a match
It looks like these two are hooking up.
That is quite a scare!
This Golden Tegu, by no means, scared this Black Vulture at the ocelot feeder. It almost gave it a heart attack by sneaking up to him from behind.
While looking through all the video's and pictures from the ocelot trap cam, I came across these pictures of the Black Vulture and the Golden Tegu. It all happened in a split second, but those were such pretty pictures to share.
These Red-fan Parrots skillfully avoid the thorns of this Awarra Palm tree. Can you do that too? I certainly can't.
This is not an injured Caracara, but one that takes hygiene very seriously.