I never get tired of Ollie Smith’s unusual birdfeeder and the wild birds he attracts to his Kommetjie garden.  The Malachite Sunbirds outnumbered the gregarious White Eyes and Weaver birds this time round.

Malachite sunbirds at brd feeder in Kommetjie garden. Photo: Karen Larsen

Malachite sunbirds at brd feeder in Kommetjie garden. Photo: Karen Larsen

 

A giant stretch of bird kind. Photo: Karen Larsen

A giant stretch of bird kind. Photo: Karen Larsen

 

A Cape Weaver, bright eyed and feathery tailed. Photo: Karen Larsen

A Cape Weaver, bright eyed and feathery tailed. Photo: Karen Larsen

 

A Cape White- Eye awaits its place as the  bird feeder. Photo: Karen Larsen

A Cape White- Eye awaits its place as the bird feeder. Photo: Karen Larsen

 

A Malachite pair at a birdfeeder in Kommetjie. Photo: Karen Larsen

A Malachite pair at a birdfeeder in Kommetjie. Photo: Karen Larsen

Karen Larsen

Karen was a newspaper journalist in the 1980’s working for, among others, The Star and The Daily News.  These days she focuses on documenting life in the fairest Cape in her blog Http://Theearthbeneathmyfeet.Wordpress.Com/ – a photographic journal about “Living on the tip of Africa, travelling, hiking and simply being”.