My Meadow’s Feathered Insecticide

He darted in, snatched a caterpillar and swallowed it, followed by some winged insect – munch – and then he was gone. A Tawny-flanked Prinia, my meadow insecticide. A few minutes later he returned and I got some footage. But this time he or she was after nesting material, not insects.


A few days before I heard a twittering and thought What Birds Are Those? I peeped through my bathroom window. It was these birds:

Dear old Sambucca the black labrador, we did love you, but since you keeled over the Banded Mongooses feel safe to explore our garden.

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