My Olivedale Garden

Sunday 26.12.2021
Looking back on my notes it was a quiet week in the garden. The weather has been variable with some rain (37.0mm) and some sun. My Pom-pom tree is now past flowering. My older Leonotis has been flowering but no flowers yet on the newer Leonotis plants. So no sunbird sightings although I do hear them. I have the Amethyst and the White-bellied.

As for sightings:

  • two jumping spiders
  • a new beetle for the garden (and me)
  • feathers. I've discovered the Foundfeathers project and am looking at feathers with new interest. So far Lamprotornis nitens (Cape Glossy Starling) and a beautiful feather from the neck I think of a Laughing Dove (Streptopelia senagalensis)
  • a new dragonfly for the garden and me; Pantala flavescens.

I have heard the Brown-hooded Kingfisher (Halcyon chelicuti) but have yet to hear the Woodland Kingfisher (Halcyon senegaloides). I very seldom see one but it would be great to experience one in the garden.

With that Christmas is over and 2022 is on the horison.

Publicado el 26 de diciembre de 2021 a las 04:52 PM por doug263 doug263


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