Tag Archives: Cape Bulbul

Look Out!

Cape Bulbul 1

Haiku 184

Find a look out point

Just eight inches off the ground

Better than nothing!

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Cape Bulbul 2

Here is a Cape Bulbul in my garden, keeping a look out from the top of a solar lamp. He didn’t like the fact that I was sitting outside having a cuppa, in his garden. So he flew closer for inspection.

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While the Coronavirus pandemic has hardly begun in South Africa as yet, it is rampant in other parts of the world.

I hope that all my Readers and their families keep safe and healthy during these trying times.

Look after yourselves, my friends.

 

Sentry Duty

Cape Bulbul 1

Cape Bulbul 1

A pair of Cape Bulbuls has taken up residence in my front garden, along with the Cape Robins.

Cape Bulbul 2

Cape Bulbul 2

They are excellent parents to their little offspring and one is always on guard.

Cape Bulbul 3

Cape Bulbul 3

Cleverly, they built their nest in the prickly bougainvillea; its large thorns providing protection from inquisitive cats and me!

Cape Bulbul 4

Cape Bulbul 4

Every time I go out there they fly to a nearby tree and chirp at me most vociferously. Here one perches in the grape vine to get a better look at me.

Cape Bulbul 5

Cape Bulbul 5

They fly to other trees as I pass by, continuing to scold and making sure to see me on my way.

How dare I trespass on their territory!

 

post script: You can see more of the Cape Bulbul here: 

Mystery Post Four

Under Surveillance.

 

Under Surveillance!

Bulbul 1

Bulbul 1

Ever get the feeling that you’re being watched, but you can’t quite place who it is or where they are?

Bulbul 2

Bulbul 2

I’m sure this little Cape Bulbul had a feeling that I was watching him from inside the house, surreptitiously taking his photo!

Well, it’s his fault for looking so cute!

 

Mystery Post Four

Bottoms Up!

Bottoms Up!

What is this? See if you can guess before reading further.

Bird? 1

Bird? 1

It sort of looks like a bird, but it must be a pretty weird one.

Bird? 2

Bird? 2

Oh wait, now it looks more like a bird.

Cape Bulbul 1

Cape Bulbul 1

Oh, That’s what you are!

A Cape Bulbul! Pretty little thing.

Cape Bulbul 2

Cape Bulbul 2

But really little bird, I don’t think it is good for you to drink water out of my chlorinated swimming pool;

Even if you do perform amazing acrobatics to do so!

 

post script: The first photo shows the little Bulbul standing at the very edge of the pool, with its bum in the air and its head down in the pool taking a drink. In the second photo it is right way up again. Both photos are taken from behind the bird.