Tag: Birding

Little Bee-eaters Everywhere

It seems quite odd that once you take notice of something, one tends to see it everywhere. This is currently the case for me. Over the past few weeks I have most certainly noticed a splash of green and yellow around every corner. With… Continue Reading “Little Bee-eaters Everywhere”

Waiting and watching waterholes

The beauty about heading out on safari is that it is a relatively open ended adventure. You are generally presented with a wide network of roads and different directions in which to roam. How you choose to navigate around the reserves is up to… Continue Reading “Waiting and watching waterholes”

Birding in Nelspruit Botanical Gardens

There are quite a few natural gems scattered across Nelspruit. On the edge of town one can visit the Lowveld National Botanical Garden. This is a SANBI run botanical garden, showcasing the exquisite fauna and flora that the Lowveld has to offer. After entering… Continue Reading “Birding in Nelspruit Botanical Gardens”

Have you noticed the birds around your home?

As fun and exciting as visiting nature reserves may be, there is no reason why you cannot enjoy a little wildlife in the comfort of your backyards. The best way to attract a wide variety of birds to the garden is to have a… Continue Reading “Have you noticed the birds around your home?”

Go Birding

“Could you please show us some birds” is not a phrase I hear too often when heading out with guests on safari. With a country as diverse as South Africa, shouldn’t a day out in nature include a little more than the request to… Continue Reading “Go Birding”

Blacksmith Lapwing Nesting

There are often times that we look, but we don’t see. This was the case for me one morning when viewing an all too familiar scene. Intaka Island created a new little sand based island in one of the ponds. This attracts many birds… Continue Reading “Blacksmith Lapwing Nesting”

Night Heron at dawn

With the summer season quickly approaching, the sun is rising earlier and earlier each morning. This provides me with a great opportunity to catch some of the action of the more elusive birds and wildlife before the sun rises. It has been a long… Continue Reading “Night Heron at dawn”

Spring day at Kirstenbosch

Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens is currently exploding with colour and teeming with animal activity. With all the flowers that are blossoming, there is a prolific amount of birds around the gardens. I had a couple of first time sightings again, which is always exciting… Continue Reading “Spring day at Kirstenbosch”

Not just another Egyptian Goose

There are many species that we have become so accustomed to, that we often take their beauty for granted. One such species for me is the Egyptian Goose. On a recent visit to Intaka Island, I saw yet another pair of Egyptian Geese moving… Continue Reading “Not just another Egyptian Goose”

Malachite Mating Dance

It has been a long while since the Malachite Kingfishers have made a consistent appearance at Intaka Island. This may be due to the fact that the larger Pied Kingfishers are nesting where the Malachite’s nested the previous season. I made a turn at… Continue Reading “Malachite Mating Dance”