Sunday, September 7, 2008

7-9-2008 Cool weather for spring


Spring is in the air, in spite of the winter weather outside.

We saw lots of ducks with little ducklings swimming around in the flood-pools. We even saw a Moorhen with chicks.

The daisies are out on the field, but at Rietvlei, which is a wetlands reserve, there are hardly any daisies yet. Other indigenous flowers show a spectacular yellow carpet.

When we got back, after a short absence from home, today, we saw the ill fated Masked Weaver nest lying on the ground. The chicks are nowhere in sight. We hope they left the nest and Boytjie (male Weaver) broke the no-longer-needed nest down.

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