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Saturday, January 15, 2011

Crested Barbet

These Crested Barbets are a common site at 40 on Ilkey B&B Johan took this spectacular shot of one catching the late afternoon sun. Look at those brilliant colours! God's paintbrush!

The Crested Barbet also features in the B&B's logo. 

Monday, January 10, 2011

Southern Masked Weaver

Red Bishop

Crested barbet

The crested barbet breeds on the property and is looking out of the nest on this precious picture

Hadeda Ibis

Grey headed sparrow

Rameron or African Olive Pigeon

Black-eyed or Dark Capped Bulbul

Spotted Flycatcher

Cape Sparrow

Bronze Manniken

Black-throated canary

Sunday, January 9, 2011

The Grey Lourie or Go-away Bird

The noisy neighbours.

Greater striped swallow

These little swallows are summer residents and breed on the patio. They normally migrate to Northern Africa for the winter.

Cape Wagtail

The Cape Wagtail is a common resident. It walks about feeding on the ground.

Birding at 40 on Ilkey B&B

40 on Ilkey B&B where most of the pictures featured on this page are taken.