Egyptian Geese: Part 2/3

Just a few photos taken of the Egyptian Geese at Sonstraaldam.

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Egyptian Geese: Part 1:3

In March I took my boyfriends daughters to one of our local picnic spots for the morning.

Sonstraal dam is one of our favorite places to go and it is free. You can walk around the pond and get in some exercise too. During the week it is not that busy. Mostly moms with young children and strolers walking around the pond and feeding the ducks.

In the past there was a wide range of ducks and geese to be found. I have noticed that the number of Egyptian Geese have increased over the past 2 years and some of the others has either moved away due to the drought we had or have died.

I will be going back there again in the next 2 months. I just hope I see more of the other duck species again.

Here is a few of my photos of the Egyptian Geese. Will post more in my next post.

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Not saying much Tuesday….

Franklin on the lookout….

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My photo someone’s qoute…

“Take vacations, go as many places as you can, you can always make money, you can’t always make memories.”

There is only one problem with this quote… To go to places one needs money and if you live in South Africa you need lots of it.

Nowadays there is not many places that you can go to for free. Even if there are no entry fees you still need fuel in your car and that costs more than a loaf of bread these days…

I use to love to travel and take the boys out on day trips during school holidays. Now they are big and do their own thing….

Just this morning I told my dad that I would love to visit Cape Point again. Haven’t been there in years…. When we were children we used to go there when we had visitors from other provinces….

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Mondays are Trash days….

Today is Monday… Trash day…. Also a public holiday so I kind of forgot about it… Slept a bit later than usual and while doing my daily morning routine of cleaning and sweeping I remembered about the trash…

Luckily for me everybody is running a little late this morning and I got my trash out in time….

While walking inside I saw a bird in my Yellowood tree. I did not recognize it and knocked on my son’s bedroom window and asked him to bring my camera.

I must say it was the longest wait I had in a while. I was afraid I am going to miss my opportunity to capture and identify these birds…

My son gave me my camera through his window and I started taking photos hoping that one or two will be in focus. The wind was blowing and it was a challenge but as you will see later I did manage to get a few shots.

Then a big truck passed my house and it scared these beautiful birds away. There were at least 10 that I could count when they flew of…

After I downloaded my photos I got my books out and started searching… I came across a photo of a Red-Faced Mousebird and was surprised. The last time I saw a Mousebird was while I was still living with my parents. We had a breeding pair of Speckled Mousebirdswho came back every year during breeding season and they used to annoy our dogs alot….

Here are the photo’s I could use from this morning….

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Well today is the first day of Spring. This morning for a while I got my blue skies and Birds singing in the trees… I just looked outside and it is overcast and I think it will start raining….

Some Blue skies

Birds singing in the trees…

 

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Gooseberries…. Njammies. I just love them and the boys also love them.

I started out with a small plant that my father gave me and now I have two big bushes.

Today I tried out my O-Flash when I took the photo’s of the flower and the the fruit.

The fruit is not ready yet it will take a few weeks before I can harvest and eat it. I just better get to it before the birds do…

Gooseberry flower
Gooseberry flower in Black & White
Gooseberry in its little bag…