Sunbirds in our courtyard

We’ve got three different sunbird species nestling in our gardens of which two in our courtyard.

The Double Collared Sunbird lives in our backyard (last picture).

The courtyard is home for the Malachite Sunbird and the Amethyst Sunbird; the latter loves the grenadilla.


This sunbird first looks to the left and than to the right before ‘going on air’; exactly the way I learned to look before crossing a road many, many years ago.

(BTW: My day yesterday: Client ‘complaining’ he’s getting too many customers via Social Media….  AND an enquiry for a photo print from a client in New York, USA; also via Social Media!!!— feeling proud in Stanford, South Africa)