South Africa (ZA)   Low light at Hunting and Equestrian Club  -  Categories: Photographs  -  @ 04:26:29 pm

Week 39 - 30 September 2011, Hunting and Equestrian Club

My son has his tennis lessons at Hunting and Equestrian Club in the late afternoon over the weekend. We can tell winter is coming, as temperatures are bearable and days are starting to get shorter. I didnt want to distract him, so walked around the club, where light was already low, but gave me opportunity to test a few images at ISO 1000. Images by Mike Pope

Strangely, there was not much about despite abundant food sources around the horse stables. The most common species was House Sparrow (Passer domesticus). Looking at the latest Clements checklist, it is not straight forward to identify the sub-species - it could be biblicus (Cyprus and Levant to Turkey, n Saudi Arabia, Iraq and w Iran) or hufufae (NE Arabia (south to n Oman)

House Sparrow

There were quite a few White-eared Bulbuls feeding around the stables

White-eared Bulbul

A first year Masked Shrike was found looking for a roost for the night, after which it was time for me to challenge my son on the tennis court

Masked Shrike

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