Easter weekend in the Kruger National Park 

After a long drive on the N4 from Joburg through heavy rain, we finally dropped down into the Lowveld and were welcomed by blue skies and a noticeable temperature increase. We arrived at the bridge overthe Crocodile River heading to Malelane gate and instantly I took in a deep breath because this is the place […]

The lastest day trips into nature… 

Well it has definitely been a while since I last updated my blog, so here goes….. I’ve done a few one day trips here and there and most recently long weekend trip out to Kruger National Park. We’ve had some nice birds, butterflies and moths in the garden lately starting with an unusual visit from […]

Birding Big Day 2016 

Last Saturday my Dad and I took part in Birdlife South Africa’s Birding Big Day, a 24 hour period in which you have to see how many bird species you can count. You have from midnight to midnight to record birds seen or heard, but we are not that crazy so we didn’t wake up at midnight!  Our […]

Some of my latest finds…

Well lately I’ve done a few random birding trips, got another Lifer and a new pair of binocs!  I went down to Umhlanga at the beginning of June, it was my birthday weekend and also the first time meeting my new niece, Alice.  I decided on the day that I needed a new bird for […]

Delta Park Birding

This weekends birding took us to Delta Park, in the suburb of Linden here in Joburg. It was a last minute decision after reading a bit about the birding in the park. The reports seemed to suggest it was a good spot for birds, with well over 200 species having been recorded there. I found […]

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 […]