Early morning at the oasis (18)
|First thing I did was to look up some of my old friends and I must say there are very little of them left. I did find some and am very grateful for that.|
Anyways... As I am preparing, packing, cleaning lenses for my 1st big trip into the heart of Botswana I though it might be a good idea to leave a photo here just to remind you lot that I haven't forgot you.
The Cape turtle-dove is extremely common, and is found everywhere in southern Africa except coastal Namibia. It lives in most types of woodland, as well as farmland, suburban parks and gardens. It mainly eats seeds, as well as fruit, nectar, leaves and insects. It usually makes its own nest, out of twigs, leaves and roots, but can also use nest from previous seasons and nests made by other birds. It lays 1-4 eggs, usually 2, which are incubated by both sexes, for 13-16 days. The nestlings stay in the nest for 16-17 days, after which they are dependent on their parents for 12 more days, before becoming fully independent.
Keep well, everyone and may the light be on your side.