I think this is a female Cape Weaver, but I’m prepared to be informed otherwise!
It was pretty hard to see clearly (even after having washed the windows!) as I was sitting way back in my lounge. This is the original shot –
There is a saying that goes something like this: “If you stay in one place long enough, eventually the whole world will pass by.”
I can’t find it on google. (I know!) It could be a Chinese proverb quoted by Sun Tzu, an interpretation of Confucius, or an old Japanese saying: “If you sit by the river long enough you will see the body of your enemy float by”.
All I know is this: as I sit on my chair in the lounge, one bird after another alights on my fence. I have seen Cape White Eyes, Mossies, Cape Robins, Bulbuls, Pigeons, Olive Thrushes and Fiscal Shrikes; even squirrels from time to time. And now this Cape Weaver.
So I do begin to feel that all I have to do is sit here and wait for the world to come to me. Or at least all the little animals.