Clippety-clop.. this is the end of the lot…

These are the last of my Grey Crowned Crane that I took not long back… so you can smile broadly and expect something else… I still have to find something to photo, so that I can share it with you….

“What is making that noise down there ?”


“Is it a bird, or a plane or a fish burp..??”


“Pheeeew must be a fish burp….”


“Think I’ll move over and join the others…”


“What was that .?? another noise I don’t know…”


and then a final photo……..


Three little maidens from school are we…..

Many, many, maaaaannnnnyyyyy years ago, when in my first year at high school, I was shanghaied into playing a part in this Gilbert and Sullivan production of Mikado…. I was to play a maiden…

Now I have to thank my lucky stars that it was not a major part, but rather one of the young maiden chorus group… now stop that laughing… I may still need to visit a shrink in years to come…

When these three ducks or Cape teal came swimming around the corner the song came back to me as if it was yesterday…. Now I know I need psychologist….


Three little maids from school are we

Pert as a school-girl well can be

filled to the brim with girlish glee

Three little maids from school……………… hell I have a shiver going down my back….


Can you that know me, picture this body playing the part of a school girl ? Dressed in a pinafore reaching the ground…. and a bonnet six foot high (slight exaggeration) on my head and a forehead of curls that were made using curling irons ??  Didn’t think so… you don’t know how I prayed for the proverbial things to drop that my high voice would become a deep thunder……


But any way here is a few other photos of the Cape Teal…



Plover or Lapwing, does not matter, a Blacksmith it will remain….

The blacksmith lapwing or blacksmith plover (Vanellus armatus)

This bird I knew as a plover, yet someone decided it should become a lapwing… now I have searched high and low and cannot find a decent answer as to why it has become a Lapwing…

So, any one out there that wishes to help me with a definitive answer, please feel free to do so…

This little guy I know as the Blacksmith Plover was not in the least concerned about what I called him. He told me so… he said “Plover; Lapwing, who gives a damn, so long as I remain a blacksmith man” so until I have an explanation… he remains a plover….






Hobbly Nobbly Dinkum Do.. I got a snoz unlike you…

When you wish upon a star,

Just beware of where you are,

Noses grow, ask Pinocchio,

Knob-billed ducks can tell you so….

How would you like a bill like this…


This duck has such a knob on the bill one tends to miss its beautiful colours….




Want to know more about this duck ?? Click on this link….

Lorna? Phyllis? call her what you want… she’s a beaut..

Here are a few more of the Grey Crowned Crane I captured the other week, Like the flamingos, I can’t get enough of these photos, as well as the cropping such close ups afford…

Enjoy these few that I just love… A star burst ??


I am so watching what you are up to… wow I do love that eye…





Have a great week all of you…..