The sheerest whisper from the sea set a gentle tone, a backdrop for the dawn chorus. The feathered fraternity set to with great gusto from the raucous call of the Egyptian geese to the sweetest of tweets from the little White-eyes. Out too were swarms of bugs (the miggie brigade), butterflies, bumble bees, flies. Right in front of our patio we were treated to aerobatic displays as sunbirds, sugarbirds, chats swooped in diving and chasing after a protein breakfast on the wing. The Cape Sugarbirds stole the show with their elegant long tails. The choreography was as complex as a gymnast’s engaging in a floor routine with a long set of ribbons.
By mid-morning the clouds rolled in, unfurling a meteorological text – forecasting a low front for tomorrow….. rain’s coming.