Small bird with slender bill and glowing iridescent feathers. It was observed feeding on nectars on a flower hedge.
Birds feeding on insects on the road. The insects had gathered around a streetlamp from the previous night.
A cricket holed up on a football pitch in the morning
Black and white bodied bird. Beak is lighter colored and pointed. Observed on this same tree most evenings.
A little butterfly at rest
An old one with dark exoskeleton, and a younger one.
Carcass of a pretty large scorpion. Since my long desire to photograph a life specimen did not materialize, I gave in to the idea of posting this most recent night kill.
At the break of dawn, sights as this, and those of snakes have become quite usual.
On a pond in the nature reserve
Colourful moth on forest foliage
At rest on a blade of elephant grass on the field in the early hours of the day.
Node formation on leaves of a forest plant
I think it was contemplating a leap here. It retreated shortly after, connecting branches of several trees until it went out of sight.
Tadpoles in shallow water
Peacock at rest
Ghost porcelain cockroach (Gyna caffrorum)
It's been dubbed 'the cockroach with the butterfly tattoo'. Cool!
I think it was basking in the sunlight.
On a plant near the boardwalk through the swamp forest.
An arboreal snake camouflaged as a plant. Flattened green head, with slender body.
My guess is twig snake or African vine snake.
Apologies for the poor image quality :-)
Lone larvae of African Giant Skipper on forest foliage
Arboreal nest of black ants
Resting on a plant along the forest path
A larvae feeding on budding flower of a vine
A dewy wasp at dawn
Tree plant with hanging pods for fruit
A skipper in the shade
Large bird, black bodied, yellow billed, with wide wingspread and long tail feathers. Has flight similar to a plantain eater and its wing edges fans out. Lives in forest areas and often seen in pairs or groups.
It maintains a good distance from people and rests atop trees. It was captured calling in one of the images (taken early in the morning).
Bird of prey. My guess is a hawk!?
From the tree, I watched take a dive to the ground and returned with a small prey which it devoured completely.
Mid-size brown-bodied bird with short yellow bill. Is black towards the tail.
Thousands of bats roost in trees in a city park.
They migrate towards evening, disperse in the morning and make a scene at noon day. Their loud chirping could be heard all day and night.
Some lads and a few adults where present hunting bats from beneath the trees. That often created a disturbance that caused the bats to take to the air en masse.
A small wood fire was prepared on site to roast killed bats. The last photo has a lad with his prize.
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A brown moth on the bark of a tree
Cold butterflies basking in the morning
Basking in the morning light
Mid-size bird with blue-green iridescent plumage and contrasting cream eyes.
An medium-size acquatic bird; black-bodied with white patches on the wings and tails. It also has an red bill.
It was observed swimming across a stream. Occasionally, it gets into the mass of water lettuce or on land to be seen scratching the earth, after which it returns to the stream.
The last image shows the bird habitat.
Grubs of a black and yellow mud-dauber. They were safe in a small round case of dry mud attached to a surface, until the case accidentally fell to to the ground.
Black and yellow mud-daubers have been observed to build nests made entirely of mud which is often obtained from river or stream banks. The wasp lays eggs into the hollow nest when it is dry. Then it stuffs the nest with killed but uneaten prey as spiders, ants, etc., (as seen in the last photo) for the larvae to feed upon. After which the nest is completely sealed.
Brown hawkmoth on the wall
Walking past Monitor Lizard on shore of IITA lake.