Marloth Park and Kruger 

What a better way than to fall asleep to the sounds of a tiny Scops Owl and then wake up in the morning to the sounds of a hyaena.  That was my alarm clock for the first morning I woke up in Marloth Park. As I got myself dressed and ready for the day I […]

Pilanesberg 

Spent last weekends long weekend at Pilanesberg National Park.  We camped at Manyane campsite and as usual the early mornings were filled with a beautiful dawn chorus. I really need to dedicate a morning to just staying in camp next time instead of rushing into the park every time. The past few times I have […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]