The first of the Cape’s seasonal Nor’westerly storms came barging in this week bringing strong winds of up to 70 km/h, battering the city and dropped 50mm of rain in just 24 hours. But this morning False Bay was wreathed in gold as an autumn dawn spread it’s magical touch. The birds were up bright and early with the claxon call of the Egyptian geese cutting through the morning’s quiet harmony. They’re broody at the moment, and two pairs are vying for territorial rights. Testy for sure and with their heightened decibel levels letting the whole world know. Less insistent and more melodious were the varied calls of the sunbirds, wagtails, blacksmith lapwing, prinia, hadedah ibis, but yet there was something else…… a plaintive, bleating call – much like a small child crying …..
11 thoughts on “False Bay: Autumn’s alchemy”
Beautiful pictures! Love the first one! That’s the thing about wildlife photography, it gets you so close to nature, so connected to earth 🙂
A nice series. Love the sleeping seel and the egyptian geese.
Beautiful post! Thank you so much for sharing.
Thanks for your comment Amy. Popped over to your informative blog and enjoyed reading your post on Pei’s extraordinary architecture. Also the changing world for today’s student 🙂 Some challenges out there for technophobes!
Great photos. Poor little guy, that breaks my heart.
Yes, i agree! It’s a tough world out there for young seals. Sometimes we can intervene and get them rescued. A wonderful man Francois Hugo runs a sanctuary for abandoned baby seals in Hout Bay. But it’s tricky catching them – they’re slippery and easily evade capture. By the way i hope the this bottom end of Africa is on your ‘to do’ list!
Wow! An entire nature lesson in a mini-photo essay. So interesting! Thank you.
Love that…. nature inspires 🙂 Thanks Tsarina!