You can't see it ................but this tree is full of Vervet monkeys! Probably about 30 of them. It is a huge wild fig tree that is a half way house for most of the birds and monkeys passing through.
Lets zoom in and have a look.
This is Strumpet and her baby. The Oak Park troop visits at least once a day and we have given most of them names because they all have distinct personalities which match their names.....of course.
We have Genghis and Tuft, Brains and Strut; Oprah..... who is good humoured and happy to share her loot; Posh ...a rather snooty young thing who always bats her eyelids at everyone; Solo who visits on her own because it is easier for her to sneak in undetected; Blue (with the most vivid posterior) and Dr. Evil.
I don't think any animal is evil but this one definitely does his best to live up to his name. He is a real menace and is never short of ingenius ways of getting into the house to trash my kitchen. He opens the door and walks in on hind legs, flings the lid off the enamel bread bin, helps himself to a whole loaf of bread which he puts under one arm whilst placing a banana under the other, then hefts a butternut out of the vegetable rack and usually escapes with the lot. Madame is his accomplice but she hovers around the edge making sure she is first out the door......and first in line to eat the spoils. You can see her on the roof looking at a brown crust and wondering whether to go back in for her preferred white loaf.
Now, back to work! Anyone would think I have all day to watch monkeys.