My commute to work is quite long but it goes through some good habitat. Today's gems were a pair of Hobbies. Really fine looking falcons! I watched them chase each other from tree to tree for a short time before one disappeared off into the desert. Thinking the show was over I was just about to drive on when it suddenly reappeared with a clawful of passerine (Blackcap?).
Further on I stopped to take a portrait of one of the four Little Owls I see every day.
On the way home a friend called me to say he'd seen two Great Spotted Cuckoo fledglings being fed by a Hooded Crow. Although GSCs may lay more than one egg in a nest I've never seen more than one juv. at a time. Thanks for the tip, Aviv!
The crow is offering a twig. Really.
Bring real food!
I don't know what the crow brought this time but it was more favourably received than the twig.
Rollers are quite common summer visitors in this area but I never get tired of their African charm.
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