You Lookin’ at Me?

Talk about tolerance.Β Here is Little Monkey sharing her garden with a large wild bird; the hadeda.

LM and Hadeda

The birds are often on our lawn, sometimes in pairs, digging away with their beaks and removing unwanted bugs from the grass.

Two Hadeda

Mostly LM ignores them and lets them get on with it. But every now and then she will make a play-charge at them, barking and bouncing. They always keep one eye on her.

You ARE Lookin’at Me!

They take one look at LM lolloping towards them, then resignedly flap their large square wings, taking off easily from a standing start.

Often they only go as far as the other side of the pool!

Little Monkey and the hadeda play a game of ‘dog and bird’ like ‘cat and mouse’, but mostly they seem to think that this garden is big enough for the both of them.


post script: Of course all tolerance flies out of the window if there’s a cat in the garden!


35 thoughts on “Tolerance!

    1. scifihammy Post author

      I like them as they do good to the garden, not dig it all up like the Guinea Fowl! πŸ™‚
      I’ve had posts on hadedas before; they’re a type of Ibis; but I never know whether to put all the info in again, or just leave it as most people aren’t interested! πŸ˜€


    1. scifihammy Post author

      haha I don’t know if LM is brave or not, but the birds just fly away if she gets too close. None of them has turned round to chase her yet! πŸ™‚


  1. Sarah Ferguson and Choppy

    So funny – Choppy is the same way! She leaves the birds (including the big ducks and geese) alone, but anything smaller (say, a non-Schooner cat or squirrel or other assorted critter) is going to be chased every time.

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  2. taphian

    nice story, that shows that animals could be a role model for mankind, have a nice weekend. Do you suffer from drought, too? We have so much rain, I’m getting sick of it, kind regards Mitza

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    1. scifihammy Post author

      I think humans can always learn a lot from Nature. Animals exist in a sustainable ecosystem and environment; humans just destroy habitat.
      Cape Town has a severe drought. Dam levels are at 30% and the winter rains aren’t till June/July. It’s grim.
      Still, I’ll gladly send you some sunbeams to warm you up πŸ™‚
      Have a lovely weekend πŸ™‚

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