10 March 2023

My home Pentad

26 January 2023 - Near Inanda Country Base

Like last week, after dropping the dogs at 'school', I decided to quickly explore an open patch of grassland near Inanda Country Place which still falls within my home Pentad.

It was quite lively and I spent a bit of time with an obliging family of Zitting Cisticola's

Zitting Cisticola (Cisticola juncidis)

As it started warming up, some aerial species passed by overhead; European Bee-eater with prey in its beak, after which it is named

European Bee-eater (Merops apiaster)

White-rumped Swift

White-rumped Swift (Apus caffer)

Lesser-striped Swallow (again!)

Lesser-striped Swallow (Cecropis abyssinica)

and Yellow-billed Kite

Yellow-billed Kite (Milvus aegyptius)

I walked to some scrub in the grassland, finding Black-chested Prinia

Black-chested Prinia (Prinia flavicans)

And a pair of African Stonechat's

Male African Stonechat (Saxicola torquatus)

There were a few invertebrates around, but I was only able to photograph this Yellow, before heading back to my home office

Broad-bordeded Grass Yellow (Terias b. brigitta)

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