We have moved two the bird feeder bottles to two trees directly in front of us - no point feeding the birds if you can't see them lol
|A female Lesser Doublecollared Sun bird on top|
of the ficus benjaminus to ask us to
please refill the bottles :)
We have noticed that when the sugared water runs dry, invariably a male or female sun bird will come and "advise" us of the dire situation they are finding themselves in. One of them flies over and lands on one of the ficus benjaminus which are in a pot either side of the entrance steps. It is too cute.
|The female Cape Weaver waits patiently|
whilst the male drinks his fill
They have us wrapped firmly round their little claws for as soon as they make us aware, one of us jumps up to go and refill their bottles ;)
The bird feeders have become a noisy meeting spot.
|A Cape Bulbul and a female Marico Sun bird taking turns|
(I think it a Marico - the stripes on it's stomach are
unusual and no sun bird in my bird book has them.
It seems that all the birds in the area know about them, and the squawking and fights for possession are noisy instances in an otherwise quiet and calm early morning.
|EIGHT Cape Weavers fighting over possession of|
this one bird feeder. Click on the image to see
the 8 - I've drawn a circle round them to make
them easier for you to see.
Then it's time for the sun birds to pay us a personal visit once again...
Happy Easter to all - be safe on the roads if you're venturing out. And save some chocolate for another day lol