Tag: Birding

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”

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”