Sunday, March 5, 2017

05/03/2017 A couple of updated photos. The remainder are from our South African holiday.

Maximum temperature 13C, minimum 2C.  45km/h NW wind. 16 mm of rain measured this morning.
Last nights menu at the local repas.

I was honoured and delighted to find myself sitting next to our mayor.

09/02/17 - 1. Whitish with orange wingtip near front of picture - male Common Orange Tip (Colotis evenina) underside of wing.
2. Yellow with open wings and black border around wings - male Broad-bordered grass yellow (Eurema brigitta)
3. Yellow with closed wings with small dots on them - female of 2
4. Pale yellow at the back with black wingtip and black stripe next to it - hard to tell, but looks like it might be Lemon Tip (Colotis subfasciatiatus)
Thanks once again to Joan for identification.

10/02/17 - A white springbok, this is caused by selective breeding on some ranches.  See the black springbok yesterday.  Leopard Park, North-West Province of South Africa.

18/02/17 What I believe to be a Garden Locust (Acanthacris ruficornis). KwaZulu-Natal

18/02/17 A family of Warthogs (Phacochoerus africanus).   KwaZulu-Natal.

18/02/17  African Harrier-Hawk.  (Polyboroides typus). KwaZulu-Natal

18/02/17 The Spotted thick-knee (Burhinus capensis) also known as the Spotted Dikkop.  KwaZulu-Natal

18/02/17 A White Rhino wallowing in the mud. KwaZulu-Natal.

18/02/17 Not the best photo of a tortoise! KwaZulu-Natal


  1. Lovely pics. I've enjoyed following your holiday. We didn't see a springbok.

    1. Ah but you saw leopard. We did not see any of the cat family at all, and my main aim was to see wild dog which we also missed. Saw spoor and tried tracking, but the grass was too long and could see nothing from the road. We had a fabulous time though all but the spider bite!! We saw normal sprinkbok plus black, white and bronze though I do not understand why they have to do selective breeding! Diane xx

  2. Visiting your blog is like visiting the zoo. Lovely photos. Hob nobbing with the mayer too.

    1. Except all these animals are not fenced in and live a natural life!!! T'other Diane

  3. Wonderful photos from your holiday. Pretty butterflies and a beautiful springbok!

    1. Thanks Nancy, lots of photos to go through still!! Diane

  4. I bet the mayor was equally honoured to be seated next to you.

    1. Ha ha, I doubt it but he did practice a little English for my benefit :-)


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