Rain Dance

This little sunbird – a female malachite appears to be revelling in a light rain shower.  She dipped in and out of the puddles skimming across the pavers with her bill.  What a delight to watch her, a flurry of feathers and lightness of wingbeats- a dainty dance.

South Africa is classed as  ‘semi-arid’ and even in a year of  good rainfall, water resources are stretched.  The Western Cape falls under a winter rainfall area and the dams should be brimming, yet the levels are only averaging 62.3% full.   It does not bode well for the dry summer months ahead; water restrictions are in place across the country as the drought conditions stretch into a third year.

Advertisements

19 thoughts on “Rain Dance

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s