Category Archives: Birds

Geese in Hieroglypics or Camouflage


During a visit to Durban Botanic Gardens today, this family of Egyptian Geese wandered up almost underfoot. I have had to sharpen the picture for the goslings to stand out a bit — they are well camouflaged. It is good … Continue reading

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Seagull Rescue to C.R.O.W. about.


After many hassles to get the file up and going, I was just about to start an edit, in favour of which I had declined a visit to the beach, when the beach party returned with a Kelp Seagull that … Continue reading

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Registering Attendance


One discussion by the Hort. Soc. Board, Joined by Oscar; not untoward; All decisions made will need His opinion one should heed. Two hungry ibis standing on a wall, To be fed have made a call, Knock on door till … Continue reading

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Tree Him Endous Nursery Visity


Highlights of today were a spot of chainsawing and another visit to one of the best nurseries in the vicinity of Durban, at Illovo. It also features a river with hungry fish, a secondhand bookstore, craft shops, a pet shop, … Continue reading

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A Legacy of Idiocy


On our latest visit to the Royal Natal Yacht Club I was reminded of the steady conversion of the now hated legacy of Colonialism into a new legacy of foolhardiness, short-sightedness and ineptitude by the present regime.  The monument to … Continue reading

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Int…er…mit…te…nt Int…er…n…et.


                                  My internet is on the blink — The signal comes and goes; It comes when I’m away, I think, The way my ‘Inbox’ … Continue reading

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SUNDAY FUNDAY


I was completing the job referred to in the previous post when I received an order from the grandkids to join them on an outing to Illovo Nursery on the South Coast. We haven’t been there for a while, and … Continue reading

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