Recent reports on CapeBirdNet from Margaret Maciver et al prompted me to visit Philippi Wetlands on Sunday morning. I’ve visited the site before (see here for report and directions), but have never spent more than about 20 minutes in the area.
Looking at the above image it’s hard to believe that this area [...]
This post summarises a two week trip to the north-western regions of Namibia I completed in September last year. My travel companions thought they were going on a gentle 4×4 exploration of the Kaokoveld. Five thousand bird and mammal photos later I think they concluded that in fact it was a birding trip For those [...]
Guilty of often missing the great spring birding in August each year, I decided to drive the Darling Hills road a few Sundays ago to see if there was any early activity. For those not familiar with the area, the Darling Hills road is a gravel road that runs from the R27 through the wheatlands [...]
An early morning mountain run in Fernkloof Nature Reserve, Hermanus produced some interesting sightings on Saturday.
The first was a vocal Blue-mantled Crested-flycatcher close to the information centre. I thought this species was on the reserve list, but it’s not detailed on the Hermanus Bird Club website. Second was at least two [...]
I received the following identification request from Geoff and Colleen Mullen, can anyone perhaps assist? They’ve also included a stork image, which I’m comfortable is an immature Saddle-billed.
We have 3 different reference books here but cannot be sure of the exact ID of some birds.
Location: we are presently living in Tanzania, [...]