Tag: Birding

Always look up

One of the most iconic sounds of Africa must be the call of the African Fish Eagle. Whether it is early morning, during the afternoon or approaching sunset, the call of this majestic bird will make you feel part of the bush. One of… Continue Reading “Always look up”

An African Spoonbill posing

When seeing an animal for the first time, I always make a point of hanging around. It is fun to observe the behaviours of the animal and see how they interact in their surroundings. I made my way to Rondevlei Nature Reserve in Cape… Continue Reading “An African Spoonbill posing”

A couple of firsts

Ticking off new sightings on my list always gets me excited. Spending some time at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden provided the opportunity to get these sightings. I quickly made my way up the relatively steep slope to ensure that I’d be away from any… Continue Reading “A couple of firsts”

A splash of colour

There are few things that draw your attention more than vibrant colours. I spent the last Saturday of February 2016 at the world renowned Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden in Cape Town. I went with one goal in mind and the goal was achieved. This… Continue Reading “A splash of colour”

Tygerberg Nature Reserve

After spending a lot of time around wetland areas, I decided to head out for a different photo-shoot. Tyberberg Nature Reserve is just around the corner from my house and I’ve delayed visiting this reserve for quite some time. There are many hiking trails… Continue Reading “Tygerberg Nature Reserve”

Stony Point Penguin Colony

On a recent trip to Betty’s Bay I made a quick stop at Stony Point Penguin Colony. This reserve used to be a whaling station until it ended its operations around 1930. The African (Jackass) Penguins settled here and decided to start nesting. Now… Continue Reading “Stony Point Penguin Colony”

A little treasure

Even though Betty’s Bay is a very small ,holiday town in the Overberg area of the Western Cape, it offers a very scenic drive between mountain and sea. The first Saturday in February saw me take a trip through to Betty’s Bay with my… Continue Reading “A little treasure”

A scoop of pelicans

Rietvlei Nature Reserve in Cape Town has two bird hides and these always provide some form of entertainment.  It is a rather lengthy walk to get the hides, compared to other reserves I’ve been to. However, this also provides an opportunity to scout the… Continue Reading “A scoop of pelicans”

In the blink of an eye

Paying attention to what’s happening when photographing wildlife can make or break a great photo opportunity. There are so many opportunities that can arise or disappear in the blink of an eye. I was photographing a Purple Heron at Intaka Island one morning. The… Continue Reading “In the blink of an eye”

Oh what splendour

One of the treats of a healthy wetland reserve is that there will most likely be a resident Kingfisher. Intaka Island in Century City provides such a treat as it has a resident pair of Malachite Kingfishers. To add to the beauty of these… Continue Reading “Oh what splendour”