So, to wrap things up, here are some more Dassie photographs and a few birds.
|Dassie/Rock Hyrax (Klipdassie - Procavia capensis) fattening up some more|
I'm sure a Caracal will drop by every now and again, but I've got bigger/smaller fish to fry and don't feel like waiting around for a Caracal to come pussyfooting around.
|Dassies going about doing Dassie things|
Some, rather common, feathered friends also visited. There are a few Egyptian Geese living in the quarry and I'm surprised I didn't get any photographs of them. They hang around close to where the cameras were set out and always shout at me.
|Hadeda Ibis (Hadeda - Bostrychia hagedash) coming for a closer look|
|The local Helmeted Guineafowl (Tarentaal - Numida meleagris) making sure everything is in order (the Dassies might have lodged a complaint)|
|The local pair of Red-winged Starlings (Rooivlerkspreeu - Onychognathus morio)|
"Anonymous" commented on a recently post that there used to be a pair of Peregrine Falcons in the quarry long ago. Well, I think everybody will be happy to know that there are still falcons breeding there.
I was peacefully standing around inspecting the boulders for camera trap locations when suddenly I got dive-bombed out of nowhere by one of the falcons. As it turned out I was to close to the nest, so I moved away. The falcon then landed in a tree on the opposite side of the quarry.
|Peregrine Falcon (Swerfvalk - Falco peregrine Falcon) not happy with me hanging around to close so the nest|
Sorry for the bad photograph. I couldn't even see it with the naked eye, but I had some idea of where it landed and took a blind shot at it.