Tag: Birding

Water abound

Winter is still in full swing and as such the bird life is not as active as in summer. I was quite surprised by the amount of water that Cape Town has received recently. The last time that I visited Rietvlei Nature Reserve in… Continue Reading “Water abound”

West Coast adventure

I had been looking forward to another trip to West Coast National Park for quite some time now. It was decided that the sunny Saturday after the recent rains would be a great day to visit the park. A friend and I headed out… Continue Reading “West Coast adventure”

Reflections

A windless day in Cape Town provides the most amazing sights around water sources. I experienced such a day at Rietvlei Nature Reserve in Cape Town. I headed out early morning as usual and found myself sitting in the Sunset Hide. There was not… Continue Reading “Reflections”

Piercing Eyes

Spending time in nature must be one of the most relaxing experiences, but at 2 Degrees Celsius that experience is not all that relaxing. I was up and about early on Sunday morning and decided to head out to Rietvlei Nature Reserve in Cape… Continue Reading “Piercing Eyes”

Black Harrier Surprise

Visiting a nature reserve for the first time is always exciting for me. My first visit to West Coast National Park was exactly that and I was even rewarded with a very special sighting. My first experience in the park was in the beginning… Continue Reading “Black Harrier Surprise”

Egret Dance Off

Having spent a lot of time hanging around wetland reserves, I’ve become accustomed to various hunting strategies from different birds. However, there was still one amusing strategy to be seen. I made my way to my local Sunset Hide at Rietvlei Nature Reserve in… Continue Reading “Egret Dance Off”

Bontebok National Park

Just outside the picturesque town of Swellendam, lies the Bontebok National Park. I made a visit to this Sanparks reserve for the first time in March and thoroughly enjoyed the days outing. Not quite knowing what to expect from the park, I was pleasantly… Continue Reading “Bontebok National Park”

Jackal Buzzard takes off

I made a quick visit to Tygerberg Nature Reserve on Freedom Day. There was another beautiful sunrise before the gates opened, but the weather started playing up and the clouds quickly rolled in. There really wasn’t much action so I decided to cut the… Continue Reading “Jackal Buzzard takes off”

That Golden Light

Cape Town saw one major storm pull through on Friday night. Yet by Saturday morning all bad weather had cleared up. I woke up early the Saturday morning and headed out in the dark to get to West Coast National Park before the sun… Continue Reading “That Golden Light”

Saddle-Billed Stork trying to fish

Crossing bridges in the Kruger usually provides some form of entertainment. The bridge at Lower Sabie did just that. This was the first time that I had seen one of these critically endangered storks. They are probably the most elegant of all the storks… Continue Reading “Saddle-Billed Stork trying to fish”