|A feather from the Cape Parrot?|
I have never seen a bird with these colours / markings here where we live.
|The Cape Parrot is the one in the lower|
right hand corner
Consulting my Robert Birds of Southern Africa book, the only bird I can possibly identify it with is a Cape Parrot. But, again, I have never heard anyone mention it...
|The distribution map shows that although it's|
name Cape Parrot, it does not frequent this
part of South Africa...
A Cape Parrot - which is not normally found in the (Western or any) Cape??
But there is no other bird in the book which comes even close to those markings / colour.
Naturally, I am keeping my eyes peeled for a repeat visit so that I can confirm the sighting.
But, if any of my readers can help me confirm / re-identify which bird these feathers belong to I would be very grateful.
We have been having a plethora of absolutely breath taking sunrises and sunsets - and I have to share these pics I took of the sunrise from the 20th June.
Skies such as this mesmerise me.
|The colours lingered for such a long time -|
almost right up until the sun rose above the
And make me realize how starved I was for both whilst we were living in our town house in the valley. Surrounded on both sides by mountains, view such as this weren't possible.
They provide such an incredible way to start (or end) the day... :D