Tag Archives: Hadeda ibis

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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Annointment From a Hadeda Ibis Nest

Wordle 375 Eggs sway in breeze on misty day Attentive parents drive cats away Hatched child (or chick) in home movies features Won’t sing, but runny tum these creatures — Find the corn set out today Sent back down in … Continue reading

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Sad and Happy Tails

Today I was barely awake when Younger Daughter detoured from her trip from J’s school to work and thrust an injured ibis into my arms.  She had spotted it lying in a driveway en route.  Ants had already been attacking the poor creature. … Continue reading

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Editificating, and some rather awkward spots of bother in our lives (using the best traditions of British understatement) have kept me fully busy over the past several days.  For some light entertainment, I thought I would quickly revise this Really … Continue reading

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  We went to the Linton Animal Farm near Shaka’s Kraal on the Natal North Coast for Fathers’ Day.  More pics of that to follow, but on the SidevieW theme of ‘A little bird told me’, the gander in the … Continue reading

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