Tag: Nature

Distress Call

Waking up to the early morning sounds of the bush remains an incredible experience. However, hearing the distress call of an antelope, a few hundred meters outside of your lodge, immediately heightens all of your senses. I’ve spent a wonderful week in paradise at… Continue Reading “Distress Call”

Peek a boo

The New Year has kicked off with a bang and I find myself in a very different part of the country starting a completely new adventure. I have started training and studying as a field guide close to the Makalali Private Nature Reserve in… Continue Reading “Peek a boo”

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”

Picturesque Postberg

There’s a reason why people make such a fuss about the flower season on the west coast. It is one of the highlights to see around Cape Town in the spring time. I spent a day in the Postberg Flower Reserve within the West… Continue Reading “Picturesque Postberg”

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”

The Escort

Cape Point offers a lot more fantastic wildlife opportunities than the odd ostrich that crosses the road en route to the lighthouse and restaurants. I spent a day in the nature reserve only focusing on spotting wildlife and I was presently surprised by the… Continue Reading “The Escort”

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”