The heat and humidity continued as I visited the farm to see what was on offer today. There were a couple of migrants as well as some of the usual suspects
Here a European Roller perches on an overhead line keeping and eye out for the large grasshoppers that are everywhere at the moment. This one was more accommodating than the one that only allowed me a fleeting glance at the local patch the other day
I found this Whiskered Tern still showing most of its mask and dark grey breast and flanks. It was quartering back and forth over one of the storage dams in search of tasty morsels to dive bomb
As I was trying to capture BIF images of the Tern this Western Reef Heron came into land amongst the nearby reed beds
This male Namaqua Dove posed nicely on top of this mound to allow me to capture this image
A day or perching on top of mounds. Here a Greater Hoopoe-Lark does the same thing, to offer me a desired OOF background for this shot
This Lilith Owl was employing the complete range of cooling tactics to combat the conditions. It was perched in the shadow of a large rock, holding its wings open to allow the breeze access to its body and gular fluttering all at the same time. Smart bird. Imagine how I felt sitting motionless in a vehicle with the engine off (read no aircon) to reduce any vibration on the camera and lens.
Don't mess with me!!! A large Dhub surveys its territory
Other species included: Barn Swallow, Sand Martin, Crested lark, Black-winged Stilt, Common Sandpiper, Common Moorhen, Black-crowned Sparrow-Lark, Isabelline Wheatear, Rufous-tailed Scrub Robin, Grey Francolin, Eurasian Hoopoe and the rest.