Monday, July 3, 2017
03/07/2017 South African photos again as nothing much different in the garden! Mostly birds as we saw so many while we were away.
Maximum temperature 25C, minimum 13C. 12 km/h NW winds. 1 mm rain measured, cloudy all day. Full sun due back tomorrow if the forecast has it right!
Pearlspotted Owl (Glaucidium perlatum).
Spotted Eagle Owl (Bubo africanus).
Burchell's Coucal, (Centropus_supercillosus).
Red crested korhaan (Eupodotis ruficrista).
Bateleur eagle (Terathopius ecaudatus).
Long crested Eagle (Lophaetus occipitalis).
Red-backed shrike (Lanius collurio).
Yellow-billed kite (Milvus aegyptius).
Wildebeest (Connochaetes) and Impala (Aepyceros melampus).
Bontebok (Damaliscus pygargus).
Bearded vulture (Gypaetus barbatus), classified as endangered in RSA.
Southern ground hornbill (Bucorvus leadbeateri).
As above, you can see the large wingspan, and yes they can fly!