Garden Birds’ Breakfast

Let every thing that hath breath praise the Lord. Praise ye the Lord.

Psalm 150:6

What a joy and blessing it is to have these faithful little friends in our back garden, every day

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The table is bare.

Lets prepare breakfast

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For breakfast? Cheese, orange, apple and wild bird seed

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Looking good

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Wild bird seed – always a favorite

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The cheese is on the sea saw

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The rest of breakfast is ready to put on the table

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The start of breakfast

“Did you hear what happened?” Gossiping while enjoying wild bird seed

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“Look what I have!” A mouse bird with apple in its claw

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“My apple! Watch out for my sharp beak!” – An assertive mouse bird

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“Did I hear a mouse bird coming?” White eyes love oranges

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“What happened to the cheese?” – A worried rock pigeon

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Doves and a rock pigeon eating seed thrown on the grass

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That beautiful rock pigeon again

Praise the Lord

Speckled mousebird nest destroyed in storm 😥

Photo A Hannington

A few days ago, a gale, accompanied by hail, destroyed this beautiful speckled mousebird nest in Port Elizabeth.

In the days leading up to the disaster, my good friends had been watching the mousebirds build the nest, which was not finished.

There was no evidence of eggs or chicks.

You can see the size of the nest by comparing it with the tennis ball.

For the mousebirds it’s “Back to the drawing board”.

Very sad. but nature will bounce back. 🙂

Click here for more about mousebirds – probably the birds that lost this nest.

Speckled mousebird feeding

This beautiful photo of a speckled mousebird was taken in the garden of a good friend of mine in Port Elizabeth in May 2020.

What a long tail!

As can be seen from the photo, speckled mousebirds love fruit.

Here the mouse bird is enjoying a guava.

Professor Google tells me that mouse birds can be found all the way down Africa from around Ethiopia to South Africa. Read more here.