Dead whale, Gordon’s Bay
Driving from Gordon’s Bay to Rooi Els on Friday I noticed a tight flock of birds low over the water in the bay, unlike a typical feeding flock. On closer inspection I was surprised to see a mixed group of birds feeding on a dead whale! It was [...]
The highlight of my blitz around Strandfontein on Saturday was a pair of White-backed Duck on P1 [map]. They were close to the south bank. I can’t recall seeing White-backed Duck at Strandfontein before, has anyone else seen this pair?
Water levels are high at [...]
In the interest of brevity I’ve limited this post to photos and captions from a two night stay at Hobatere Lodge in Namibia. Hobatere is located to the west of Etosha and is run by one of Africa’s most passionate and competent naturalists, Steve Braine. When you visit Hobatere be sure to ask Steve to [...]
I’ve covered Lions Head before here, but thought I’d post a quick bird list from a run / walk up Lions Head this morning. The most notable species was Steppe Buzzard, my first for the season.
Lions Head bird list: Orange-breasted Sunbird, Cape White-eye, Cape Robin-chat, Olive Thrush, Grey-backed Cisticola, Red-winged Starling, Rock [...]
Following the introductory post on my trip to Namibia’s Kaokoveld, below is a brief account of some birding at the popular Avis Dam. Avis is a great birding spot very close to the centre of Windhoek. It’s the sort of place you can visit if you’ve just got an hour or two to spare. Try [...]