In other news…

Besides the excitement of my first ever twitching session to see the Spotted Crake I have had a few other fun birding experiences. Firstly, I added another bird to the list at the same pond that the Crake is at – a Reed Cormorant.  The poor guy must have felt so unloved because there he […]

The Specials

So the Kruger trip was a birding success with approx. 80 birds seen and heard. There were certainly a few very exciting moments when I finally found some new birds and found birds in unexpected places!   Of course the Woodland Kingfishers were around and calling all the time.  At first I could just hear […]

Kruger Birding

Lastminute.com That’s how we often book our trips to Kruger! I get in the mood for a bush break and only Kruger will do, so it’s quickly onto the http://www.sanparks.org.za website to check availability. Due to it still being school holidays, accommodation was limited but we waited it out and eventually the sort of bungalow […]

The Garden Birds So Far

Well after all the excitement of the Flycatcher and Seedeater, I did manage to see a bunch of the other regulars to our garden. Laughing Dove Cape Turtle Dove Red-eyed Dove Hadeda Grey Go-away Bird Indian Myna Southern-masked Weaver Cape Sparrow Cape White-eye Cape Starling Karoo Thrush Dark-capped Bulbul Crested Barbet Black-collared Barbet Speckled Mousebird […]

The Garden Surprises

So the garden birds came to the party big time the other day! I stepped out into the garden to do some birding and thought wow its really quiet right now, I’m not gonna be out here long.  The first bird I saw was a Cape Starling, which was cool because they’re not our usual […]