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Micro has tjommies!

Micro at eating timeDay 30

At seed time today, she had a number of tjommies joining her for dinner! She started off friendly then tried to defend her seeds. She was not happy with the onslaught and left. Here you can see the neighbourhood birds – the yellow birds are the Cape Weaver (ploceus capensis). The smaller, bland looking birds are the Southern Red Bishop (euplectes orix). They are non-breeding males and femles, but during the mating season the males actually turn into the most beautiful red with the cutest black face. I will have to take photo’s in early summer – you will be amazed at the colour. The doves are exactly what Micro will look like when she grows up. The Lemon dove. But I’m looking in my South African Bird book now and she could be a Laughing Dove. Hmmm… I will need an expert to help me on this. Would not want to confuse her at this sensitive stage of her teenage life!

[one_half]Micro meets the neighbourhood birds[/one_half]

[one_half_last]Micro getting stingy[/one_half_last]

[one_half]Weavers and Bishops[/one_half]

[one_half_last]Neighbourhood birds[/one_half_last]

By Barbara

Country living is the best! Being a true spirit of the earth, my garden is all about vegetables and fruit trees and herbs and chickens roaming free. I was keen to really start gardening when we moved to Philadelphia in 2005, but not your typical suburban-type garden – sterile and bug-free! I wanted an edible garden.

6 replies on “Micro has tjommies!”

Thank you, yes that is true. Nature does even things out. I love photographing the freinds in my garden. You are in Malaysia? What birds do you have in your garden?

I just love the image with you and your little lady friend. I am a chicken lover. All the birds you are feeding look like they are tame. I would have a chicken if I could, but I do own a Cockatoo and he is all the bird I can handle at one time.

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