I spent the morning out at the farm. It was a little quieter than last week, which was very productive. Nevertheless I still recorded a few new species for this Spring, as well as getting some more images of the usual suspects.
I watched a European Roller using the power line as a lookout point. It would swoop down, catch an insect and then fly back up to the cable, stun it and then despatch it. A first for this Spring.
This is the first Blue-cheeked Bee-eater of the season for me. It was the only one I came across today.
There were several European Bee-eaters to be seen. With two almost identical shots it allows for a good comparison between these two species.
The other day I managed a pic of the female, today it was the turn of the male Rufous-tailed Rock Thrush
One of the ever present female Pallid Harriers allowed me to get within range before it took to flight
A male Namaqua Dove giving me the beady eye
The Red-wattled Lapwings were still present. Today there were 5 birds, up from a pair that I saw the other day
Last but not least, a nice clean image of an Isabelline Wheatear
Other species included: Crested Lark, LilithOwl, Wood Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Squacco Heron, White-eared Bulbul, Barn Swallow, Common Swift and the rest