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Insects and related species: Antlions - Ants - Bees - Beetles - Bugs - Butterflies, Moths and Caterpillars - Centipedes and Millipedes - Cockroaches - Crickets - Dragonflies and Damselflies - Grasshoppers and Katydids - Mantis - Stick Insects - Ticks and Mites - Wasps - Woodlice
Plants, Trees, Flowers: (Note: Unless plants fall into a specific species such as Cacti, they have been classified by their flower colour to make them easier to find) Bonsai - Cacti, Succulents, Aloes, Euplorbia - Ferns and Cycads - Flowers - Fungi, Lichen and Moss - Grass - Trees
Animals, Birds, Reptiles etc.: Animals, Birds, Fish and Crabs - Frogs - Lizards - Scorpions - Snails and Slugs - Snakes - Spiders - Tortoise, Turtles and Terrapins - Whipscorpions
Other photography: Aeroplanes - Cars and Bikes - Travel - Sunrise - Water drops/falls - Sudwala and Sterkfontein Caves etc.

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Thursday, July 16, 2009

Winter garden birds - Part 1

A lot of our birds have gone north for the winter and some which are still here, are not in their breeding plumage which leaves them looking very uninteresting such as the Weaver.
I do not have a proper lens with which to capture these birds so these pictures are very heavily cropped which makes the quality poor. At least it will give you an idea of what they look like.

Black-eyed Bulbul
Red-necked Francolin
Masked Weaver
Red-headed Finch
Cut-throat Finch
Cape Turtle Dove

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