|This was the first time we’d ever seen Guinea Fowl sitting in a tree.|
|Our first tree frog, most likely a result of the white foam tree frog nest as shown in this post.|
Yesterday was quite an enjoyable Sunday. We started the day with the post, uploading it by 11:30 am. With dinner guests the night before and Marta and Josiah off for the day, we tidied the house, put away all the dishes and swept the floors and veranda.
|Sitting proudly on the tree while overseeing the pecking on seeds below.|
|As soon as we tossed some birdseed on the ground the Helmeted Guinea Fowl came running.|
Once the veggies were done cooking and cooling, I popped them into the fridge and we were off to friends Lynne and Mick’s home to see their new thatched roof, stay for a short visit and say goodbye before they’re off to their home in Jersey, UK.
|The word got out and more started coming from the bush.|
|There were about two dozen here but more were lurking nearby.|
|Tom calls them Guinea Hens, making me laugh. They cluck a bit like a combination of turkeys and chickens.|
At 5:00 pm our next door neighbor stopped by to ask if we’d like to join him at his house for “happy hour” at 6:15. His house has been undergoing some noisy construction work and he kindly wanted to make it up to us with an invite. Actually, it hasn’t really bothered us much (we never complained) and soon they’ll be done.
|They fight and peck at one another over the birdseed.|
Our veranda is approximately over one meter (about four feet) above ground level. As a result, it’s much easier for us to be outdoors all evening sitting at the big table getting little attention from the insects. If we were to sit on ground level dirt or grass, its an entirely different scenario.
|One Helmeted Guinea Fowl sitting in a tree.|
The sounds of nature are all we need to entertain us. After dinner, and before bedtime, we wander indoors and may watch one downloaded show on my laptop.
|And then, there were three sitting in a tree.|
Soon, we’ll begin planning our trips to other countries in Africa but for the time being, we’re “living in the moment” finding each day a magical wonder.
Our kindly and thoughtful landlord, Bob with Tom. What a great guy! For more and the results of our immigration issues in Australia, please click here