I’ve now been in Mozambique for three weeks. I have barely walked anywhere, as life is largely lived within the large children’s centre where we are based.
Fortunately, I don’t need to travel far to see nature. In fact, I just need to walk to the back door and out onto the verandah. From there, I have a good view of our garden, particularly a couple of trees and a fence, which provide a good backdrop for all sorts of garden visitors. Meanwhile, these three weeks have seen the season change from Winter to Spring. Bare branches are becoming greener by the day and flowers are beginning to open.
Here are just a few of the beautiful things I’ve seen while sitting drinking cups of tea. The sunbirds and barbet were too quick for me but I hope they’ll be back. (You can see what they look like here though: scarlet chested sunbird and black collared barbet.)
Finally, here is (I think) a brown hooded kingfisher on a distant tree. I hear him most mornings but I’ve only seen him once. As you can imagine, given my fascination with kingfishers, I have set myself the challenge of getting a closer shot.