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.

~~~oo0oo~~~

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.

Published by bewilderbeast

It's about life, marriage, raising kids, paddling rivers, travel in Africa . . . re-posting thoughts written over decades - at random, I'm afraid.

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