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 […]


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 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 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 […]